The fruit utilised in this wine is from an area of Mountadam Vineyards eastern vineyard planted in 2001. The vines are planted at 550 metres above sea level.
'A morass of mulched leaf, anise and black currant, dabbed with olive. A lovely, energetic feel, finishing with verdant cigar box tannins and a whiff of mint to menthol. This has spent up to 24 months in oak and is in it for the long haul. It will be nice to taste it again when the curranty exuberance calms.’
Ned Goodwin – Wine Companion
The wine has a deep red colour on release. The wine has a concentrated forest floor, blackcurrant and dried herb aromas. The palate has intense blackcurrant and bramble flavours. Dried bay leaf, cassia wood and tobacco flavours add complexity to the palate. The palate is well balanced with supple tannins and long persistence.