Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ The Private Cellar label allows us to personally select what we consider to express the best and most idiosyncratic from each vintage.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Powerful, yet very well-balanced, the two varieties reacting synergistically; a mix of plum, black cherry and blackberry, with fine but persistent tannins; has swallowed 20 months in French oak; 20-year cellaring ex the label conservative. Only available in magnum.
Rated 94 by James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion. (Jan/2009)
Winery Tasting Notes
Hewitson wines set apart from others is their predominately dry-grown vineyards dating back to the 1800's have very deep root systems. These roots in some cases go down ten metres into the sub soil. These vines have their own biological clock and it is of little consequence what is going on around them above the earth. Their drive is sourced from the nutrients and water derived deep underground.