Garnet with earthen hues.
The enticing fragrance of whole bunch ferment ushers in a multiplicity of secondary characters. Undergrowth, dried flowers & Xmas spices swirl both underneath and throughout the nose. A wine to be savoured and sniffed before being sipped!
A veritable wave of red cherries, milk chocolate and dried flowers flow across the palate with lively acidity. Great contrast is provided as the intersecting tannins derived of fruit, stem and French oak blur into a cohesive textural singularity. The finish lingers long on the palate, fanning out into the expansive peacock’s tail.
While having immediate appeal, the cellaring life will be 10-15 years. With the upper and lower registers in such supportive harmony, it shows us again that in the right conditions, high percentage whole bunch has both merit and reward.
20 months in 38% new French oak, 62% second use. 100% Whole bunch.