Complex lifted aromatics follow to a rich fleshy palate with good length and soft tannin finish.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Purple-crimson hue; there is a lot of wine in the glass, with an array of blackcurrant, cassis and mulberry fruit shot through with persistent, although fine, tannins and French oak.Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
Complex lifted aromatics with dark fruits and earthiness.
Cassis, earthy mushrooms; a rich fleshy palate with good length and soft tannin finish.
Rich red meats, casseroles, BBQ. Ripe cheese platters and mature hard cheddars.
Picked at optimum ripeness from 'The Scholar' vineyard, the fruit is then de-stemmed but not crushed. Cold macerated with a moderate ferment, yeasts are introduced to increase aromatics and texture. Following fermentation and extended maceration, the wine has been matured in new and old French oak barriques increasing texture. Margaret River cabernet and merlot were then assembled to achieve maximum complexity and aromas with the small addition of petit verdot.