Classic McLaren Vale bouquet greets you but it has extra dimension. Coffee grind, fresh plum, mocha, peppermint, roasted meats, sassafras and fire smoke.
The palate is typically sweet and coating, this powers along very nicely before the tannins take over. The wine is more on texture and drive style than the overt and caressing sweet style typified by so many wines from McLaren Vale. The fruits drive but most importantly the structure has a real firmness to the late palate and the tannins help resolve the wine beautifully.