A blend of two distinct vineyards, our estate vineyard at Yarra Glen and a unique vineyard in the Dixons Creek sub region. The palate is full flavoured and complex, with velvety tannins and a layered seamless finish.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
Strong crimson-purple; from a single vineyard planted in ’83, using the Geneva double curtain trellis, uncommon in the Yarra Valley, but worked perfectly in the warm vintage; lovely cassis and blackcurrant fruit, fine tannins and quality oak.
Rating: 95, Drink By: 2023 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion (16 Mar 2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Youthful cherry red with hints of purple.
Wild berries, blackberry, spice and chocolate with hints of cedar and toasty oak.
Ripe berries, full flavoured and complex, with velvety tannins and a layered seamless finish.
An additional 10 plus years cellaring will further enhance complexity.
Maturation was for 14 months in primarily new oak. Barrel to barrel racking off light lees and adjustment occurred after 4 months then an additional barrel to barrel racking. Selected barrels were blended and aged for a further 6 months prior to bottling under screwcap.