Deep crimson with violet hues. Fragrant aromas of rhubarb, Satsuma plum and red and black currant are entwined with spicy notes of anise, mace and white pepper. A rich and plush palate, with concentrated fruit flavours of black currant and plum, is complemented by balanced acidity and textural, velvety tannins for a long, rolling finish.
Vintage 2019 shaped up to be a challenging one, with below-average yields, however the quality was very high, with beautiful expressions of varietal character and generally good balance and structure. The hand-picked fruit that arrived at the winery in the cool of the morning was clean, with good concentrated flavours. A dry winter, spring and summer with warmer than average temperatures in January and February lead to the advancement of maturity of all grape varieties in the Eden Valley and an early onset of vintage. The later-ripening varieties, riesling and cabernet were standouts, however most varieties were of a very high standard, including shiraz despite miniscule yields.