At release, the wine is a dark ruby red with a bright red hue.
The wine displays a distinctive regional expression of choc-mint along with cool climate aromas of violets, spice and cedar tobacco notes from French oak maturation.
Deliciously haunting flavours of blackcurrant, mint and dark chocolate persist around a finely tuned tannin structure and a thoroughly enjoyable long and persistent finish.
The Coonawarra region enjoyed good winter rains leading into the growing season for vintage 2019 which served to mitigate high temperatures and seasonal weather conditions. Typically cool nights created by the Southern Ocean created optimal ripening conditions which allowed for full flavour development. The Cabernets from the vintage are deep and rich in colour with great varietal definition and soft ripe tannins.
Following extended skin contact over a four week period, the wine was then matured in high quality, tight grained French oak barrels for 6 months before being bottled.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.