Country: Australia, McLaren Vale
Tasting Notes: The wine's appearance is noticeably deep and dark, suggesting a complex, full-bodied, oak matured wine. The nose displays a classic mix of aromas customary to the four Bordeaux varieties blended together. Notes of exotic dark plums, mulberry, blackcurrants, fragrant cassis and an underlying mix of dark chocolate, cherries, cured meats and spiced violets. Green runner-bean and fine-toasted, French oak, cedar notes come through as the wine opens. The palate displays ripe fruits but at the same time has an impressive elegance upon entry, and then you are struck with the overwhelming complexity and presence. Extremely juicy with a wonderful deep richness and structure. A mix of pure fruit with edges of exotic notes, immense structure and length with mineral acidity and fine lacy tannins directing the fruit.
Varietal: Blend of Shiraz (93%) Viognier (7%)