Tasting Notes: Lifted aromatics of violets, plums, cherries with hints of vanilla custard and undertones of cracked pepper. The palate displays ripe plums, red berries and subtle cedary dusty oak. It is rich and full while showing its cool climate origins with plum, rhubarb and rosemary that all cumulates in a long balanced tannic finish.
Winemakers Notes: The 2005 vintage was warmer and later than the 2004, and was characterised by ample winter rain and cooler conditions during budburst. The summer was mild, warm and dry with an uncharacteristically cool January followed by a small heat wave in February; a long dry autumn provided perfect conditions to facilitate the faultless ripening of the fruit. After harvesting the fruit was destemmed and chilled prior to inoculation and fermentation in half tonne open fermenters for 8-10 days, after ferment was finished the must was gently basket pressed into a combination of French and American oak where it was aged for 18+ months.
Harvest Date: 17th of April 2005 Bottling Date: 10th of November 2006
Closure: Stelvin Drinking Window: 2019 -2030
Awards & Accolades:
- Silver Medal at the 2011 Adelaide Hills Wine Show and a rating of 53 out of 60.
- 94 points Wine Showcase Magazine 2017