Maturation: Matured for 16 months in 30% new oak barrels (26% French Barriques, 4% French Hogsheads), 12%, 1 year old French Barriques, balance in older French & Hungarian barrels.
Vintage Conditions: The 2010 growing season began well with good periods of winter and spring rainfall, followed by periods of warm to hot spring weather and the vines established sound and healthy canopies. Summer conditions were mild to warm and with the typical cool nights of Eden Valley during the late summer and autumn months, the grapes achieved full flavour ripeness whilst also retaining good levels of natural acidity. As such vintage 2010 has produced wonderfully aromatic and beautifully balanced varietal wines.
Tasting Notes: This wine shows perfumed floral aromatics of violets and sweet red cherries, combined with anise, fresh spices, cedar and stalky red-currants. The palate is medium to full bodied, with a fine and elegant layered texture. Sweet cherry and mulberry fruits, completed with long, fine powdery tannins.