Appearance: Clear, bright, deep red / purple with a crimson hue.
Nose: Strong varietal definition including blackberry and cassis fruits with well-integrated cedary oak.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied wine with typical sub district blueberry, olive, mint and spice characters. A dried herb finish is well supported by fine grainy tannins and French oak.
Cellaring: Enjoy on release or cellar for eight to ten years from release (November 2018).
"Reliably a very good example of this definitive regional-varietal nexus. 16 months in French oak, 40% new. Shows its origins on the bouquet with the distinctive herbal/bay leaf aroma to the fore, cassis and cedary oak in the background, building as it opens up. A touch of choc-mint adds to the flavour mix on a seamless palate which finishes with ripe, gently firm tannin. 94 points." - Steven Creber, winecompanion.com.au, Aug 2019
"Boysenberry ripple, redcurrant, mint nougat, cedar and dried herbs. Medium-weight, grainy tannin, quite firm acidity, a bit of understatement, dusty tannin and dried herb to close. Good, but suspect needs another year or two to settle down. 92 points." - Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au, Jan 2019