This wine has a dark and intense aroma with hints of mint, blackberry and spicy cedary flavours. The palate is full, rich and concentrated with a firm core of red berry currants and layers of blackcurrant paste and boysenberry.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
"A surprisingly youthful rendition of one of the Barossa’s long-lived flagships, confidently led by Eden Valley cabernet (56%), backed by equal measures of Barossa Valley cabernet and shiraz. Beautifully defined black fruits are propelled by dark chocolate oak (47% new French, Hungarian and American) and magnificent tannin structure, promising decades of potential. Drink to 2036."96 points - Tyson Stelzer, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, 1 August 2014
"Mature Barossa cabernet shiraz. Rich plum, cassis and smoky, meaty notes meet the nose. Oak folds completely into sumptuous fruit; velvety texture and fine, dissolved tannins carry a super-long finish. (Cork; 13.5 per cent alcohol.) Ageing? Drink over five years-plus. Food ideas Roast rib of beef."95 points -
Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age, 24 June 2014
"Deep red colour with a slight purple tinge. The aromas are of dark cherry and raspberry, with a tinge of herbs and mercifully it's not overtly oaky. The wine is very full-bodied and robust, with tannin aplenty and considerable complexity. It has a touch of elegance and very good length. The wine is full-bodied and forceful with a lot of power. The veritable iron fist in the velvet glove. Rich and dense. Long-term cellaring indicated. An outstanding wine."95 points -
Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com, 14 August 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
This wine has a dark and intense aroma with hints of mint, blackberry and spicy cedary flavours.
The palate is full, rich and concentrated with a firm core of red berry currants and layers of blackcurrant paste and boysenberry.
Needs time in the cellar, 10+ years.
Matured hard cheeses