Melodic high notes of cola and violets slide gracefully into a fresh cherry, mulberry and black plum riff. Step into the shadows to feel the peppery bass groove cascade over layers of luscious dark fruit that tango softly in a tight and silky embrace.
Handpicked grapes from the Malakoff vineyard in the Pyrenees. The elevation is 300m and the soils are red ferrous clay with deposits of quartz and ironstone. The vineyard has low disease pressure and so synthetic fungicides are not used ensuring the sustainability of the land.
Handpicked and handmade from grapes grown in the Malakoff vineyard in the Pyrenees. The fruit was carefully sorted before partial destemming and fermentation in an open vat. Gentle plunging and pumping over to coax the berries into the spotlight before pressing and maturation in a mix of new and old oak barrels for 12 months.
WineState 4 Stars
Sam Kim - 95 Points
Gorgeously fruited and fragrant, the wine shows Black Doris plum, blueberry compote, violet, cedar and subtle spice notes on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that's succulent and supple. It's pristine and flavoursome with elegant spicy nuances, finishing wonderfully long and silky. At its best: 2022 to 2034.
The shiraz from Central Victoria is some of Australia’s finest, with the Pyrenees one of the leading regions thanks to its cooler nights, which gives the local wines elegance and complexity. This example is bright deep ruby in colour showcasing its impressive fruit concentration. There are layers of ripe blackberry and mulberry fruits with regional white pepper supplemented by sweet oak. The palate is then dry and full-bodied with layers of open-knit ripe dark red and black berry fruits making for an easy drinking style to enjoy over the next five years.