Varietals (%’S): 100% Shiraz
Vintage: 2018 – a classic Margaret River vintage, characterised by a beautifully warm and dry ripening period, moderated by afternoon sea breezes and cool, clear nights. Fruit was picked in superb condition at optimal ripeness with full flavours and balanced acidity.
Appearance: Dark garnet red.
Aroma: Aromatic nose of blackberry, mulberry, plum with complexing notes of aniseed, cocoa, vanilla bean and cracked pepper spice.
Palate: An array of fruit sweetness through the front and mid-palates balanced by hints of bacon, charcuterie, roasting herbs & pepper spice. Smooth, savoury tannins tame the fruit explosion and add delicacy and length.
Oak Detail: 15 months maturation in a combination of new (~25%) and seasoned French oak barriques.
Cellaring: Tannins are sufficiently soft and pliable to drink now, but will continue to evolve over the next 6-8 years.
Food Pairing: Steak frites with bearnaise sauce.Alcohol Volume: 14.5%
Acidity: pH 3.7; TA 5.6 g/L
Residual Sugar: <1.0 g/L
Awards & Ratings:
92pts: "Matured 15 months in French oak. Wow. What a gorgeous nose. Incredibly aromatic: raspberry, pomegranate, red licorice, blackberry, mulberry and satsuma plum. The palate follows suit, with savoury tannins bolstering the finish, balancing out the explosion of vibrancy at the front. Balanced, harmonious and pure. Lovely. Drink by 2028" Erin Larkin, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion.