"Outstanding retention of crimson hue, bright and clear on the rim; the bouquet sets the scene for the intense and pure black and red berry fruits of the medium-bodied palate, its exceptional length drawn out by fine-grained tannins, oak an incidental extra." James Halliday | www.winecompanion.com.au (July 2013)
A richly flavoured backbone of dark cherry and red berry fruits mesh seamlessly with dried herb, savoury and truffle flavours. Time spent in both new and older French oak adds texture, spice and cedar notes. The tannins are fine grained, the finish prodigiously long.
Fragrant nose of bright red berries mingles with spice, tea leaf and truffle aromas with a velvety palate of dark cherry and plum fruits alongside warm earth and black olive characters. Further complexity to be realised if cellared.
A complex and multi-faceted wine, lending savoury black olive aromas, alongside notes of nutmeg and cloves, to an opulently flavoured palate of blackberry and dark cherry fruits wrapped in a coat of fine, chewy tannins.
A symphony of deliciously ripe dark plum and red berry fruits is joined by a background chorus of black pepper, exotic spices and liquorice notes. Well integrated French oak and earthy tannins give supporting structure to a wine of style and distinction.
Vivacious ginger spice, lemon curd, and hints of honeysuckle grace a palate of searingly intense citrus and tropical fruits braced by a prodigious mineral-edged acid line that will carry this wine well into the future with further character and complexity still to be realised.
Expressive and richly flavoured, dark and red berry fruits setting the scene for this ‘Old Block’ offering … black pepper and aromatic spices appearing on the same bill. Well integrated savoury oak and non-intrusive tannins take the final bow.
Deliciously textural, the richness and palate weight of the Roussanne, combined with the honeysuckle and mineral chalkiness of the Marsanne and fleshy, floral apricot and rose petal Viognier notes are refreshed with a bright lift of acidity on the finish.
Showing both youthful and complex characters that come with age, grapefruit and toasty aromas with ripe citrus, stone fruit and melon flavours on the palate. A mellow acidity providing a long and refreshing finish.
Heady rose petal, ginger spice and apricot notes are the first indication of the intensity to follow. The palate is all about ripe stone- fruits, bright citrus notes, more spice, and a vivacious acidity to wrap it all up.
There is no secret to this wines juicy and vivacious enjoyment. Crisp, dry, and savoury with lively red berry and cranberry fruits from its predominantly Mourvèdre making. The easy and broad appeal is quite obvious.