Favourable weather over flowering resulted in an excellent fruit set. The subsequent warm summer then allowed the grapes to ripen beautifully. Naturally smaller bunches present among these varieties meant the fruit was harvested in April at optimal ripeness.
It is deep ruby in appearance with aromas of dark fruit, such as black currents, plums and boysenberries. Layered beneath there are also hints of tobacco, liquorice and cloves. While the wine is full bodied, the Merlot component ensures it remains smooth and succulent on the palate, with generous fruit weight and soft velvety tannins.
Wine is a natural health food.