A taut youthful package just waiting to explode on the palate with a profusion of blackcurrant, plums and licorice. Maturity gained through careful cellaring will spark the explosion.
Definitely one to put down. Fresh acidity and firm, fine tannins will ensure a long life. Alc./Vol. 14.7%.
This cabernet, sourced from neighbouring vineyards to the west and south of us, displays cool climate spice and floral notes.
The palate shows sweet berry fruit characters which are well married to savoury oak. Mouth-coating tannins and good acid balance give length to this elegant, medium-bodied wine.
The flavour of sweet dark plums marries here with an earthy savouriness to produce a round, full-bodied wine with gentle tannins.
Matured for 19 months in French oak, this merlot stands proud as a straight varietal wine, well-structured and brimming with flavour. Alc./Vol. 13.6%.
Ripe tropical fruit on the nose is given a spicy complexity and creamy, round texture on the palate through barrel fermentation in French oak.
Pineapple and hints of gooseberry linger with fresh acidity, and lead to a dry finish. Alc./Vol. 13.0%.
The classic firm nebbiolo tannins are here, and are superbly balanced by ripe red fruit. Violets and toast on the nose lead on to a soft, round palate of dried cherries with a smoky undercurrent, finishing on a savoury note.
Definitely a food wine -- match it with a wild mushroom risotto. Alc./Vol. 13.4%.