Tasting Notes

Deep, dense red colour with a good tinge of purple; the bouquet very sweet plum, with a sooty, earthy overlay. The wine is medium to full-bodied and remarkably softly-textured, with density and fleshy extract, and a very savoury countenance. Cocoa powder, tar, licorice and spice, especially on the finish and aftertaste. Long, long carry. Lovely wine, the opposite of what might be termed a fruit-bomb. (Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Southern Fleurieu, Wrattonbully, McLaren Vale. 12 months in large, very old oak vats.) Huon Hooke