Pale crimson. Initial nose of cranberry, raspberry and violets opens in the glass to redcurrant, strawberry jam and some toasty oak. Soft tannins give a velvety mouthfeel supporting a touch of caramel, and raspberry and cherry jams warmed just enough by the alcohol, all set off by good acidity. Drink now.
Opaque plum red. Prominent nose featuring black cherry, plum and oak. Medium to full bodied, a robust and powerful wine with high tannins, packed with black cherries. Alcohol is high but well integrated. Drink through 2021.
Deep purple in colour. Cedary, lightly floral, spicy nose of plum. Medium bodied, dry, slightly sweet and jammy with plum and blackberry flavours.
Medium copper colour. Nose of McIntosh apple with strawberry and a pineapple tinge, even a bit of yeastiness. Tastes of stone fruits and red berries with a nicely balanced acidity and a touch of Merlot herbal bitterness on the finish. Made for food, good with ham or roast chicken.
Opaque plum red. Medium-intensity nose featuring plums, raspberries, and a bit of smoke and allspice from oak aging. Medium bodied with prominent tannins and acidity, tasting of ripe plums and cherries. Alcohol is high but well integrated. Will lend class to your spaghetti bolognese. Drink through 2021.
Elegant and fresh with gentle silky tannins and complex palate with aromas of truffle, fresh strawberries and cherries with pleasant mineral notes on the finish. The 12.5% ABV is an added bonus and makes it dangerously easy to drink. Serve slightly chilled.
This wine was tasted amongst the top Cabernet Shiraz in Australia, some of which cost as much as $1500 a bottle. This wine was, with no hesitation, my favourite of the line-up. Full body with firm and polished tannins with rich yet restrained palate that display notes of cassis, black plum, mint and vanilla. An outstanding bottle for the collector seeking to put some good value away for 10 to 15 years. Overdelivers for its price point.