Presently the bouquet is restrained yet suggestive of abundantly ripe dark berry fruits fine, sweet French oak spice. The promise of the nose washes the palate with dense blackberry and blackcurrant fruits, hints of sweet mint and freshly rubbed herbs. Powerful and opulent, the palate is deftly cradled in well integrated ripe fruit and fine oak tannins and a soft acidity.
Growing season in the south west of Western Australia was favourable for the production of great wine. After a winter of sufficient rain, the spring to autumn period was warm to hot, dry and characterised by less than average summer precipitation or humidity. An added bonus to the benign harvest conditions was the explosion of native blossom which sated the otherwise grapeloving, resident bird populations
All grapes selected for Abercrombie are handpicked, destemmed and sorted before fermentation in a mix of small static fermenters and open stainless steel vats. The grapes are hand-plunged and pumped over as required to balance the extraction of colour, tannin and flavour. Each fermenter is basket-pressed to French oak barriques for 18 months of maturation which allows for the thorough integration of the oak and grape tannins. The wine is minimally fined then filtered prior to bottling.
The dense and dark ruby colour.