Warm and settled weather during flowering led to a very large initial set. Fruit thinning was then undertaken to bring the crop back to the desired level. A perfect summer, followed by a warm dry autumn enabled the grapes to be harvested with excellent flavour development and physiological ripeness.
It is deep ruby in appearance with a complex bouquet full of dark plum, chocolate, vanilla and spice. Layered beneath there are also savoury hints of grilled meat, mushroom, woodsmoke and earth. The palate is mouth-filling, yet soft and plush, with silky smooth fine-grained tannins. Generous fruit weight is perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity and a prolonged finish. An outstanding season has resulted in a superbly crafted wine that is both elegant and refined.
Wine is a natural health food.