This exceptional vintage, was due to a cool summer and dry moderate autumn providing the ideal conditions for producing the late ripening Petit Verdot and the robust Shiraz. After many years of blending different varieties we have always thought that these two have worked well together when we bench tested, this our first release under our Black Label Vineyard Select series.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
60% petit verdot from three blocks, and 40% petit verdot from four vineyards. An unusual medium to full-bodied blend, but works well in the terroir of McLaren Vale; luscious black fruit flavours are balanced by cedary tannins ex both fruit and oak; carries its alcohol with ease. Rating 92 - Drink by 2028 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2015)
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine is a blend of 60% Petit Verdot from the Siberia, Erics and Connors block and 40% Shiraz from Bullrush, Bellevue, Loretta and Oakley vineyards.
The wine displays intense aromas of musk, black cherry, boysenberry and violets with hints of star anise and bramble.
The palate delivers cranberry, loganberry, spicy plum relish and musk, infused with some cigar box, raspberry and pepper. This big powerful wine is balanced by intense fruit, firm tannins and subtle oak maturation.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016
Silver Medal - New World Wine Show - 2015
Silver Medal & Outstanding - International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016
Bronze Medal - International Wine Show - 2015