Tasting Notes :
Dark and deep brick red, a riot of perfume encompassing ripe wild blackberries, baked red earth and dry sage herb, smoked meats/charcuterie, bergamot tea and black olive create a sense of excitement. Complex, dense weighted palate with intense energy. Lifted perfumes of black olive tapenade, smoked meats with compounded black fruits add to the ultra fine savoury tannin from the 90% whole bunch used is a feature. Long, deep and complex with rich dark fruits, the ripeness of the vintage has still left the wine with freshness for a very long future ahead.
Ageing: 15+ years
Pair with :
Duck or Lamb
"I particularly love duck or lamb with this wine. The natural acidity and savouriness from the whole bunch compliments the sweet animal fat. Think a whole slow roasted duck with wild mushrooms or a lamb rack with garlic, herbs and anchovies. Yum!!"
"Wild wine here. Born from an organic (certified) vineyard farmed by Carl Brown, a guy who cares a lot about soil health and mixed agriculture on his humble land in Heathcote. I’ve visited the spot, and though unremarkable aesthetically, you get the impression from Carl that he works extremely hard across all facets of his work to ensure best end results for his produce. Great news for winemaker Adam Foster.
Finesse, heft, power, brightness. A wine that has you leaping around your brain. Has a savouriness, ferrous and slightly game meaty, some strong earthiness and coffee ground notes in the mix, rich flavours but not overly heavy, and, underneath, a fresh bite of acidity that feels peaky and tangy. An individual and bold wine of excellence. Compelling stuff."
95Pts, Mike Bennie, The Winefront