Product DescriptionWine Spectator Review
Ripe and generous, but the aromatics take this to the next level, with notes of cardamom, paprika and dried rose petal, plus touches of candied violet and cocoa powder, to complement the core of fleshy blackberry, black cherry and cassis. The tannins are dense but velvety, and this finishes with warm chocolaty notes. Drink now through 2035.
Wine Tasting Notes
Deep, dense cherry-black. Dark and brooding. Primary blackberry fruits and black olive tapenade notes segue to black jelly bean; soot. A formic/V.A. lift merges with odours reminiscent of the burnt crystallised crust of a freshly (over) baked fruitcake. Caramelised black fig, quince and quandong paste, and juniper add to the evocative mix. Certainly ripe, but not overripe. At once Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz. Sheen/shine/gloss/flesh - which to choose to best describe the immediate impression of that first sip? Or maybe all four?! And yet there's an enlivening acidity that drives the palate - a palate-shape of three dimensions - or as overheard "Well put together". Embracing, interwoven, malleable tannins support a chewy appetising mouthfeel. But what does it actually taste like? Bitter chocolate to the fore, pipe tobacco and a mass of dark-berried fruits throughout. Oak? Look harder...it's there!