Varietals (%’s): 90% Merlot; 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2019 - a cooler vintage, but a warm & dry period in March-April provided perfect conditions for red grape ripening.
Appearance: Vibrant ruby red.
Aroma: Lifted aromas of black cherry, satsuma plum and redcurrant fruits combine with notes of chocolate, thyme, violets and cedar spice.
Palate: Medium-bodied, flavoursome & juicy. Mulberry and cherry fruits fill the front palate, while silken tannins and a delicate acidity balance to provide structure and framework to the finish.
Oak detail: 18 months maturation in a combination of new (35%) and seasoned French oak barriques – using a selection of Bordeaux coopers.
Cellaring: Tannins are sufficiently integrated to allow for immediate drinking, however will continue to develop and evolve over the next 6-8 years.
Alcohol volume: 14.5%
Acidity: pH 3.57; TA 6.0g/L
Residual sugar: <0.5g/L
Awards & Reviews:
90pts: "Lifted aromas of satsuma plum, red cherry, menthol and pencil shavings. The flavours are generous but focused, full of plums, mulberry, cedar and a tangy rhubarb zing. Good length and mouth-feel. A smart wine. Drink 2021-2031". Aaron Brasher, The Real Review, 19 July, 2021.