SILVER/93 Points - 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition
BRONZE - 2020 Victorian Wine Show
"A tightly knit youngster bubbling (figuratively, of course) with blackberry, plum, nutmeg spice and earth enlivened with a ripple of tomato leafiness. Sweet-fruited, with blackberry richness and spice, enduring fine tannin structure and balanced, toasted oak." 91 Points, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion
"I tasted this in the midst of many other red wines and this is the one I wanted to drink. Which always says something. It’s curranty, a little dusty, has integrated chocolate notes and just feels and flows good. There’s a pucker of drying tannin but the juiciness of the fruit flows through it; this tannin would look far less pronounced in the company of food anyway. Thumbs up." Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
VINEYARD REGION: King Valley
THE WINE: This wine displays a dark, almost black red colour. The nose shows rich and complex aromas of brambleberry and earthy forest floor with hints of cinnamon, chocolate and oak. These aromas lead to a rich full flavoured palate of cassis and blackcurrant fruit. After 17 months ageing in American & French oak barrels, the finish has plenty of fruit weight and well rounded tannins.
FOOD MATCHES: Excellent with rosemary and thyme roasted lamb with wilted spinach.
PEAK DRINKING: Now - 2030
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol 14.5% - PH 3.49 - TA 6.18