A medium bodied red, with a classic bouquet of red plums and gentle oak. Fine tannins provide a pleasant textured mix of fruit and oak.
Fresh early January rains prepared vines for what was to be a mild & then dry Riverina vintage. The milder temperatures allowed for wonderful expression of fruit aromas and flavours and allowed the retention of natural acid in most varieties.
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: 86 Points - Mike Bennie, Wine Front "Red fruited, some herbal notes, touch of cassis, touch of floral/lavender. Good start to the wine. Has a washy, pleasing, light on but flavoursome feel to the palate with some fine, light on tannins. Finishes a little lemony and too tangy, but reasonable drink on hand."
The winemaker assessed the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards throughout the ripening season to select fruit that displayed berry flavour ripeness and optimum sugar/acid balance. Fermentation takes place at 20-22°C for 5-7 days to optimise the extraction of desirable flavour and colour whilst retaining a soft tannin structure. Fermentation with a combination of American and French oak.
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WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: South East Australia
Winemaker: John Coughlan
Drink now until: 2018
Alc/Vol: 13.7 %
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