Country: Australia, McLaren Vale
Tasting Notes: The nose is initially quite dark and brooding. Black forest berries, woody spices and soil like notes slowly give way to brighter undertones of raspberry, blueberry
and florals. The palate tells a slightly different story with a raft of red fruit characters such as raspberry and stewed rhubarb paired with an almost cranberry like acidity. The tannins are verging on gritty, in a tantalizing sense. This appealing combination of red fruits, crisp acidity and vibrant tannin gives an overall impression of freshness and youth, and indicates that
this wine will evolve elegantly over the next 5 to 8 years, growing in richness, roundness
and complexity as it does so. The palate is streamlined and focused. No blousiness here, just a beautiful line of fruit, some sweetness, a hint of chocolate and raspberry perhaps with a nutty savoury edge. Tannins are chalky and long but the lasting impression we get is one of fruit.
Varietal: 100% Grenache