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The 2017 vintage began with above average rainfall in winter and spring which set the vines up very well. Budburst was on time, but conditions were very cool for the first part of spring. The summer rains stopped in mid-January and it was very dry for the rest of the summer with only a few millimetres of rain meaning that disease pressure was low. The days were mild with a lot of cool nights which delayed ripening on all varieties. This longer hang-time resulted in excellent conditions for flavour and aroma development.
15+ years in optimal conditions
Deep red with hints of a purple hue.
Red cherries, plums and mulberries with hints of savoury spice.
Intense flavours of cherries and plums with complex mocha and integrated oak. The palate is juicy with soft and silky tannins.