Vintage ConditionsThe lead up to the 2009 harvest across Australia was one of the best on record, with refreshing rains during Spring and mild December temperatures. This led to fruit with flavour, intensity and acid structure not seen for a few years.
Grape Varietal85% Shiraz, 15% Merlot
Vinification and MaturationThe Merlot component was fermented in static fermenters to enhance the soft structure of the fruit, while the Shiraz component was fermented in a combination of static and rotary fermenters. Prior to blending the wine was matured in tank before a portion of the blend was matured on American and French oak. Micro oxygenation added complexity, softened the finished wine and stabilised the colour.
ColourCrimson red with purple hues.
AromaIntense, vibrant aromas of cassis, plums and spice with subtle vanillin oak nuances.
PalateA soft and supple medium bodied red wine with a fleshy mid palate that is rich with red berries and spicy fruit flavours. The velvety tannins and subtle oak has given lovely length to the palate.