The 2010 season got off to a shaky start with a brief burst of heat in November 2009, which adversely affected flowering in some varieties. Good preceding winter and spring rains set up the vines with good soil moisture and ample canopy so most varieties came through summer unaffected. For the remainder of the growing season the climate was ideal for premium grape production with many local growers proclaiming 2010 a stand-out vintage in McLaren Vale.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The colour is a very deep red with some youthful purple hues.
The aroma shows typical McLaren Vale licorice, ripe berry fruits with savoury wood smoke and a touch of spice.
The palate has firm tannin and acid structure with blackberry, leather, white pepper and anise, showing nice complexity, well integrated subtle oak and finishing clean, fruity and dry.