Maturation: 16 months in new American and new and seasoned American and French Oak.
Vintage Conditions: There was an ideal growing season leading up to the 2004 vintage, with average temperatures and rainfall in the winter and spring. Cool and dry conditions in January promoted slow ripening conditions which continued despite warmer weather in February and March. Despite being a late vintage, the fruit produced was of very high quality.
Colour: Intense purple with crimson hues
Nose: The nose shows peppery Shiraz, raspberry and plum fruit aromas against a background of fragrant, nutty oak.
Palate: A medium bodied to full bodied wine with sweet raspberry and plum fruit flavours contributing to the rich mid palate. Fine and supple tannins provide structure for the long finish.