JULY 2018 TASTING NOTES:
"Brick red with some tawny hues in the rim. Aromas of dark chocolate, molasses and caramel along with some complex earthy notes. A little more developed than the 1997, reflecting the more temperate, yet drier season of 1999.
The entry is full bodied, with elegant, soft, sweet fruit styled characters. It has lots of flavour yet is light on the palate. It is by no means over matured with sweet vanilla oak still discernible, but now very much playing a supportive role to the bones of the wine.
Lovely with washed rind cheeses and figs."
TASTING NOTES AT TIME OF BOTTLING
VINEYARD REGION: King Valley and Alpine Valleys
THE WINE: This wine shows a complex herbaceous and mint bouquet over ripe black cherry fruit flavours. Barrel maturation has given this wine elegant aromas and generous tannins with a wonderful firm and fragrant palate, with good weight and length.
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol 14.0%