Rich expressive flavours of cassis, mulberry and a hint of eucalypt. French oak maturation adds touches of dark chocolate, cedar and spice.
asting Notes - Colour
At release the wine is a deep red with a vibrant purple hue.
Tasting Notes - Nose
The wine has an aroma of rich blackcurrant, subtle spice, tomato leaf and a touch of eucalypt. French oak maturation is also evident with subtle aromas of cedar and dark chocolate.
Tasting Notes - Palate
This is a wine of great intensity. It has distinctive blackcurrant and cassis fruit flavours. Subtle oak characters of cedar cigar box and spice are also evident. The tannins are fine and elegant – a hallmark of the varietal. The palate is well balanced, complex and fulfilling and lingers on the finish.
The fruit for this wine was harvested from the Taylor family estate in the Clare Valley. Fermentation was carried out in the winery's original 'Potter' fermenters, which allow for excellent control of skin maceration and colour and tannin extraction. Some parcels were left on skins for a further 2 weeks to increase tannin structure of the overall wine. The wine was gently pressed to French oak barrels for completion of malolactic fermentation. Post MLF the wine was matured for up to 12 months in French oak barrels (10% new and remaining in 1 to 4 year old) prior to final blending and then preparation for bottling.