69% Tempranillo, 25% Grenache, and 6% Graciano grapes grown in the McLaren Vale wine region.
The early ripening of Tempranillo was fermented in small open fermenters whilst hand plunging twice a day, then basket pressed. The Grenache and Graciano are treated similarly though kept separate until final blending. The wine is aged in older French oak barrels for 14 months to mature well, but without oak influencing the flavour.
Alcohol: 13.5% | pH: 3.45 | Acidity: 6.13g/L
“Juicy and vibrant with plush red and purple fruit. Ripe and delicious. Moreish cola notes with deep red rose petal aromas. Brimming with juicy black cherry, liquorice and sweet spice flavour. This screams, “Drink me!” 95 points – Peter Nixon, DMWP
“Bottle number 4648, suitably heavyweight. A Spanish speciality, with the high-toned red berry fruits of the mid-palate on song, and gently savoury spices to finish – perhaps a little too gently.” 91 points – James Halliday