This wine reflects the intensity of the dark, ripe berries from ancient bush vine Grenache. Full of character, it has a distinct spicy lift and long complex finish.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The appearance is mid to deep red with lively cherry hues and delicate crimson edge. The brightness of colour is an indicator of cellaring potential.
The bouquet is packed with ripe dark berries and plum fruit behind savoury smoked game and ironstone clay. The fruit is sweet and rich with earthy spices delivering complexity and sophistication.
The palate is plush and opens with ripe plums and blueberries. The mid palate is fleshy with the flavours of salami, earth and game building to a long finish with fragrant spices mingling with fine chalky tannins. There’s a huge amount of flavour and complexity with lovely balanced structure and acidity.
This is a wine for tender, slow roast lamb shanks, thick juicy steaks or rich pasta dishes. It has rich fruit flavours with dusty oak and earthy, mineral characters. The long dry finish makes it ideal with soft ripe cheese and water crackers after a meal.
This is an exceptional example of old McLaren Vale bush vine Grenache and will reward careful cellaring for over 15 years.