Ripe berry, rich fruitcake flavours and soft, velvety tannins. French and American oak impart dark chocolate, coffee bean and vanilla characters.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is a vibrant, youthful red with an intense red/purple hue.
At release, the wine displays lifted aromas of raspberry, cherry and violets with enticing vanilla bean, spice and cinnamon from quality oak maturation.
At release, the wine showcases layers of ripe, dark fruit alongside rich fruit cake characters. The mouthfeel is exactly as you would expect with a velvety softness. Oak maturation has delivered flavours of vanilla, mocha and subtle spice and the finish has a pleasing degree of elegance.
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2019.
|Residual Sugar:||0.29 g/L|
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