A very cool start to the season saw us waiting in anticipation! Two heat events pushed the ripening period into March/April. The challenge being to keep the vines cool and pick them in the optimal conditions. 2009 wines show punchy fruit with a firm backbone and a great finish.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
Light, bright red-purple; an uncommon blend in the Yarra Valley, snatched from the jaws of smoke and fire in Feb '09; is distinctly rich and concentrated, French oak a contributor to the blackberry and blackcurrant fruit; if there is any smoke taint, it's so far hidden by the exuberance of the fruit. However, best drink earlier than later. Rating 93 - Drink by 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark red purple
Dark cherry and blackberry characters with hints of leather and nutmeg spice
A concentrated palate showing ripe, elegant dark berry fruit with great intensity & weight, comple mented by soft, fine grain tannins. Great mouthfeel and structure with a powerful and persistent finish.
Drink now - 2017