From some of the oldest vinifera plantings in the valley, this blend of Merlot (37%), Cabernet Sauvignon (34%) and Cabernet Franc (26%) with a splash of Malbec and Petit Verdot spends two years in mainly French oak. Lifted notes of black and red berries with vanilla precede a plush palate of mulberry, black cherry and anise with approachable tannins through a liquorice-toned close.
Deep purple-ruby colour; cedary, plum and pencil lead nose; with a light floral note; medium-bodied, dry, fruity plum flavour, lovely mouthfeel; beautifully balanced.
From one of the more challenging in recent vintages, denoted by a late start and cool spring. Lifted red berries with hints of sage lead to a fruit-driven palate of bright cherry with a slightly savoury edge, firm tannins and a lengthy close.
Deep purple-ruby in colour; lightly cedary, blueberry pie bouquet. Medium-bodied, dry, blueberry and raspberry flavours with lively acidity and a floral note, ending on a note of pencil lead.
Dense purple colour; cedary, spicy, blueberry nose with evident oak; medium- to full-bodied, fruity and juicy blueberry and blackberry flavours. Good mouthfeel and well balanced, finishing on a creamy vanilla note and supple tannins.
Vibrant red and black fruit with mineral hints, an intense fruit-driven entry but with elegance and excellent focus. A plush and broad mouthfeel defined by spicy pepper notes wrapped in well-integrated oak, anise, vanilla and cedar hints, supported by firm but approachable silky tannins before lingering spice and oak interplaying through the close.