Enticing aromas of blackberry, dark plum and spiced berries with subtle hints of chocolate and fennel. The palate is soft and luxurious with juicy dark fruits and licorice woven around textural fine grained tannins that finish supple and smooth.
Mt Camel range near Colbinabbin in the northern part of the GI region of Heathcote in Victoria. High-density vineyard with careful rootstock selection to control vigour and east-west row orientation for even exposure and free owing air-drainage to reduce disease risk. The Heathcote Vineyard is an east facing sloped site comprised of the famous red Cambrian soils of the area. e lower vineyard is deep, red clay-loam while the higher vineyard is complex rocky terrain of ironstone, dolerite, green basalt and jasper.
Handpicked and separated into two batches. One parcel was destemmed and fermented in small batch open vats. The balance was whole bunch fermented for added texture and flavour. After post fermentation maceration and pressing, the parcels were combined and matured in a mix of new and old French barriques for nine months prior to bottling with no fining or filtration.
Sam Kim - 95 Points
Bold and engaging, the wine shows dark fruit richness with cured meat, violet, hazelnut and warm spice aromas on the nose, leading to a concentrated palate that's plush and lingering. It's beautifully framed by fine grainy tannins, offering both structure and persistency. At its best: now to 2034.