Aromas of blackberry, chocolate, bay leaf and cedar
Full-bodied palate of rich dark fruits & loads of fine tannin.
The 2015/2016 season was relatively warm and vintage arrived a little earlier than usual, then was drawn out by rain and cooler weather. Good rain over winter led into a warm and dry spring, encouraging good fruit set. Summer remained warm and dry until rain late in the season, quite heavy in some areas. Late-ripening crops such as Cabernet and Merlot benefitted from the more moderate conditions for a final period of slow ripening that produced fruit of intense flavour and palate heft. Another excellent season in Margs.
The fruit was picked in cool, dry conditions in late March- early April and vinified in open and closed static fermenters with hand plunging and pumping over. The wine was matured for 18 months in a mix of old and new French barriques from a selection of the best Bordeaux coopers. The varieties were vinified separately and blended before bottling; this wine is 65% Cabernet and 35% Merlot.
Moroccan chickpea stew, kangaroo fillet, beef pie, roasted lamb and winter vegetables, aged hard cheeses.