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% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification and MaturationThe fruit for the 2009 vintage was vinified in a combination of static and rotary fermenters. Shiraz components were fermented in static fermenters only to enhance the soft structure whilst rotaries were also utilised in the Cabernet Sauvignon to extract more tannin and give structure to the wine. Following pressing, the wine was matured in stainless steel until blending. Components of the wine were matured on American and French oak.
ColourRed purple with crimson hues.
AromaIntense plums and red berry aromas are supported by spice, chocolate oak and some subtle mint notes.
PalateFlavours evident include plums, cassis and raspberry. The palate is soft and fleshy, with medium weight, while the tannins and soft and give the palate great length.