Warm and windy till Christmas. Dry and warm throughout ripening period. The grapes were harvested in early April, thinning ensured a low yield of the best quality fruit.
The grapes were processed by traditional means with 20% matured in the finest French oak Barrels for 12 months.
Clean, bright, and primary on the nose with blackberry compote aromas supported by cocoa nut, cedar, brown spice, and dark chocolate characters. Sweet, opulent cherry/black forest gateau flavours are evident on the palate with firm acid, chewy tannins to provide structure.