Crimson red with dark hues. The nose is alive with rose petal and lavender characters, sweet spice and white pepper, with hints of dried herbs, and pleasant sweet strawberry Grenache aromas. The palate is complex with soft, round savoury and spice characters from the extended maceration, Grenache berry flavours and a hint of quince paste, with a good length and soft tannin finish. It is a luscious, well balanced wine which is drinking well now, and will also cellar well for the next 10 years or more.
94 Points - James Halliday
37.5% shiraz, 35% mourvedre, 27.5% grenache, a mix of open and stainless steel fermentation, basket-pressed, 65% matured in 2500l French vats, 35% in used French oak for 16 months. As long as you are prepared to patient, this is a very distinguished Barossa Valley blend, taking it right up to McLaren Vale. Spiced red and black fruits leap from the glass on the bouquet, following through onto the fore-palate. The tannins need more time to soften, and will do so well in advance of the fruit diminishing.