Colour: An intense, deep-purple with bright edges. A good indication as to what is to follow.
Nose: Typical McLaren Vale Shiraz smells of cherries, mulberries and hints of fruitcake like red fruits as well as spicy cedar.
Entry: Generous blue fruits, like mulberries and blueberries, a full and frank Shiraz start.
Middle Palate: Typical McLaren Vale, generous, flavoursome and super sweet blackberry pie with lush milk chocolate mouth feel.
After Palate: Begins with sweet fruit then tightens up with fine fruit and oak tannin. Great flavour and composition. Sweet spice cuts through the blackberry jam cooking on the stove flavours.
Finish: Youthful austerity as you would expect with primary blackberries and cream, but there is also plenty of fineness to the tannin and dark chocolate nuances in the lengthy finish.
In Summary: Great richness but great line and balance. We imagine drinking this wine with hard local chesses the cheese is optional.