GOLD MEDAL - 2015 RUTHERGLEN WINE SHOW
BEST FORTIFIED - NORTH EAST WINE CHALLENGE
VINEYARD REGION: Alpine Valleys
THE WINE: This fortified wine displays colour tones of indigo and violets. The nose shows intense spicy raisin, ripe black currant aromas, developing into cherries and rich, dark fruits. The palate is overwhelmed by layers of liquorice, textural tannins and mouth-filling blackberry fruit flavours. While undoubtedly youthful, this wine has extraordinary drinkability and is robust enough for maturation for an eternity.
FOOD MATCHES: Excellent with quince paste, a wide variety of cheeses - including soft rind, Cheddar, blue, goats and ricotta, and with nuts such as pistachios, walnuts, almonds and brazil nuts.
PEAK DRINKING: Now - 20+ years
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol 18.0% - PH 3.5 - TA 6.5