Wonderful brambly fruit with beautifully integrated cedar, hard to decipher from a complex array of fruit characters and secondary cigar box and chocolate notes. Fermentation in barrel fermenters has added an extra dimension to this.


Seamless, rich and long; the palate is impeccably balanced, with a beautifully rich feel and a controlled moderate weight that runs from front to back and finished long with chewy fine tannins. This is an amazing drink now and should blossom over the medium term.


October 2014


Barrel matured in French Oak barriques for 18 months; 33% new


Deep dark red centre with a pink red hue.