Varietals: 70% Hairy Grenache & 30% Merlot
Ageing: 12 months in 1 and 2 year old French and American oak barrels
Brilliant ruby with purples tones of great intensity. The nose bursts with intense aromas of blackberries and blueberries and a hint of vanilla coming from some of the new oak treatment. The palate is full, with rich body and structure. It is a wine with elegance and a sweet, yet present tannic backbone. The finish is long, with both fresh and mature fruits of blackberries and cherries.
“Bright purple. Ripe black and blue fruits on the nose, with complicating notes of licorice, black tea and violet. Both rich and energetic, offering lush blueberry and candied licorice flavours sharpened by a touch of mint. Closes with very good clarity and lift, leaving smoke and dark fruit compote notes behind.” 92 points (Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Sept 12)
$42.00 per bottle