This is an impressive expression of premium Barossa Shiraz. It has big ripe fruit flavours backed by full bodied tannins and bold earthy complexity. It captures the depth and intensity of the region with a powerful bouquet and sophisticated palate.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The appearance is deep inky red with dense purple hues on the rim and long viscous legs coating the glass.
The bouquet is full of ripe Satsuma plum, mulberry and dark cherry fruit with a savory background of smokehouse meats, dusty earth and a hint of chocolate. Rich oak is evident and harmoniously balanced with the intense fruit.
The opening palate is intense with ripe dark plum fruit and earthy herbs followed by white pepper, anise and steely minerality. The mid palate has plump juicy tannins which give a silky voluptuous texture. The mouth-feel builds with a dry earthiness leading to a long finish with deep herbal notes and a warm chocolaty aftertaste.
This is a big wine for hearty cuisine. Slow roast casseroles, thick juicy steaks and rich game dishes are excellent while firm cheeses and water crackers are ideal after the meal.
This is a classic Barossa Shiraz which will deliver excellent drinking over a decade of cellaring. From release it offers an intense flavour experience which will continue to develop and gain complexity as it matures in bottle. Please decant before consuming.