Tasting Notes

Medium to deep red/purple colour. Marked vegetal aromas, peas and beans rather than berry fruits. Certainly very aromatic, though. The palate is again vegetal, medium-bodied and soft, very drinkable, but the peppery aromas and flavours seem at first to be on the green side of ripeness. It's a lighter-framed, high acid, cool-climate shiraz, and very attractive in the northern Rhone sense. It's another of the current vogue, cool-climate shirazes which will appeal to pinot noir lovers. Tight, fragrant and elegant, very spicy, and light-bodied, but with penetrating intensity and just enough tannin firmness to complete the wine beautifully. Huon Hooke