The vines are typically between fifteen to forty years of age, vertically trained on a two wire trellis and traditionally managed with all parcels vinified and kept separate until the final blend was assembled. 2019 was a very good year in McLaren Vale; warm days and cooler nights with average rainfall falling over the growing season allowing the fruit to ripen evenly across all blocks.
Deep red in colour with youthful crimson tints.
A powerful nose featuring dark cherries, cocoa, fresh licorice and some toasty French oak chariness.
Textural and richly layered, the flavours of dark chocolate, red cherries, cloves and savoury nuances compete keenly on the palate, further enhanced by spicy oak notes and fine grained tannins in a long persistent finish.