Origin: Multi-regional blend, South Australia. From Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Magill Estate.
Maturation: 20 months in 100% new American oak hogsheads.
Variety: 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tasting note: Not huge, not massive, yet taut, muscular, feisty. A black palimpsest - black fruits, black liquorice, black pudding, black fig, black cardamom....
Granitic chewy tannins linger and coat; oak all but fully concealed, submerged beneath a tannin/oak/acid/flavour tsunami.
Continue cellaring. Peak drinking 2020-2060.