Region: Clare Valley Grapes:65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 11% Grenache, 7% Malbec, 4% Carignan & 2% Sciacarello First Glance: Dark Fruited, Ripe, Bright Acid Acclaim: 92pts
The Wine: Hand harvested from the Vivian, Parish & Gullyview vineyards. Destemmed, retaining 50% whole berries, however no whole bunches. Naturally fermented with hand plunging twice daily. Elevage in large format Slovenian foudres for 12 months, before 4 months finishing in stainless steel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Bordeaux varieties made in a Loire style - vibrant, bright fruits & soft tannins
The Review: Mike Bennie, The Wine Front - 92pts "Medium weight, cinched with fine, powdery, graphite-laced tannins, perfume of dark berries, maraschino cherry, sweet herbs, cranberry, peanut brittle with similar flavours. Lots on. Lots to like. Quite ripe in its profile of fruit, primary fruited, lots of flavour, bright too. It’s easy drinking, a great load of pleasure with each glass. There’s a sense of hedonism here."