Deep, dark purple in colour, the nose exudes dark but ripe plum and blackberry with some spice lurking in the distance. The palate displays a kaleidoscope of greater dark fruit characters that fill every corner of the mouth, ably supported by generous, quite silky tannins which add to a brilliant mouthfeel. A big Barossa baby that has already taken its first step with a fair chunk of elegance to boot. Drink now over the next decade.
Showing sulphide roasted meat complexity, the ample level of pure black fruit, tar and anise all work well together; the palate is generous and refreshing, as the tannins and the drive of the finish provide an expansive and engaging conclusion. Drink by: 2018; Date tasted: 16/Dec/2010; Price: $30.00; Alcohol: 14.9%; Rating: 92 Points; Ben Edwards; James Halliday Wine Companion
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