Fragrant scents of lemon honey and ripe yellow fruits open the way for succulently ripe yellow fruit and honeyed citrus fruit in the mouth. Finishes off-dry with refreshingly crisp acidity for balance.
Dark garnet, almost black. Rich aromas of black cherry, vanilla, smoke and roasted meat. The concentration of cherry fruit makes this wine almost sweet. 20 months aging in new oak provides mocha flavours and a long finish. Full-bodied with 15% alcohol, but manages to be classy rather than clumsy. Will improve over a couple of years, then last a few years more.
The Yarra Valley, where the grapes for this wine are sourced, is renowned for its cool climate and elegant wines. That being said, the oak supports the fruit, rather than overshadowing it. Smoke, apple, figs, lemon, peach, vanilla and minerals all work in tandem. Its light body, fresh acid and linear style make this wine food friendly at an extremely reasonable price.
Appealing nose with touches of ripe red fruits and flowers, a little oak. Distinguished on the palate; supple, but you feel the firmness of the tannins in the background. Well made.
Opens with scents of ripe peach, citrus and tropical fruit with a whiff of vanilla. Lightly buttery lemon-citrus flavours lead off on the palate with balanced acidity and a harmoniously integrated touch of oak on the finish.
A nose of ripe raspberry, oak-spice, mineral, violets and red plums. The red fruits are on full display in the mouth, with spice and vibrant acidity woven in. It has fine texture and balance through the finish and notes of tar and espresso bean.