Opaque purple hue. Lifted leafy Cabernet fruit characters on the nose with interesting notes of cassis and plums. The palate is very rich and firm but very well structured . Harmonious tight acidity is balanced with volume of fruit in the middle and firm dry astringency at the end . The wine has hallmarks of treatment with good French oak and maturation to produce a supple wine with good ageing potential. The finish is long and generous, leaving spicy dark chocolate flavours lingering on the palate.
Origin of Fruit: Barossa Shiraz 55%, Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 45%
Maturation: Open fermentation with daily plunging or rack & return. Maturation was 20 months in 60% French oak barrels, 40% American oak