Fresh and buoyant with a medium to full bodied palate. Sweet fruited entry of red current, dried juniper, baked plum leads to a mid palate which turns savory and tight. The tannin profile has accents of fresh turned earth and fresh cedar.
Matured in 10% new Taransaud French oak hogsheads. Remainder in 1 to 7-year-old French oak hogsheads. This wine has the potential to cellar up to 10 years under optimal conditions.
The many parcels making up this wine were crushed into and fermented in open top vessels, with regular pump overs (three daily over peak fermentation) to extract color, flavor and tannins. Average time ‘on skins’ was 14 days. The batches were then drained and pressed to tank and then racked to barrel for oak maturation.
Notes of fresh earth greet the nose. Aromas of balsam, dried juniper, bay leaf and red current. Background notes of Eucalyptus and mint leaf add depth and layer.
Medium to full bodied, starts with classic Cabernet austerity yet quickly breathes up, showing classic McLaren Vale generosity. Acidity is bright and perfectly folded into the wine. Tannins are classic in nature and provide a very stern and savory backbone to frame the wine around. The fruit profile weaves between blue to red fruited spectrum, showing notes of satsuma plum, red, and black currants. Floral and incense detail gives the palate lots of pop and energy.