French oak supports quality Shiraz fruit from the famed Great Southern region in the West. Fruit from both the Frankland River and Mt Barker sub-regions is included. Fermentation is in small open fermenters with maturation in a mix of new and seasoned French oak for nine months, before blending and a further nine months maturation. The colour is a near opaque magenta. Cherries, leather, truffles and black fruits all weave their way throughout the aromatics. There is some slightly sappy acidity and a sour cherry note on the palate. Good length, a silky texture and solid tannins offer a promising future so it will provide pleasure for at least the next decade. Good value here.92 pts - Kim Brebach (BWU20)
Another young red with no lack of grip, and some pristine fruit. Fresh and intense, just needs time.