A brooding, complex aroma of cassis, mulberry and chocolate, with gentle oak support.


The palate is complex and loaded with dense, intense fruit, great persistence of flavour, ample fine tannin and considerable length.

Growing Conditions

Harvest was early in 2007 with fruit achieving optimal ripeness amount 2 weeks earlier than normal. Dry conditons and extremely low yields from this vineyard.


March 2007


June 2008


Fruit was hand picked and berry sorted to ensure that only the best fruit and berries made it to the fermentation vessel. No acid additions were made and fermentation was started immediately. General maceration was carried out, with two weeks post ferment maceration. The wine was matured in new and used French oak barrels for 10 months before bottling.


10 months in French Oak.


An intense crimson red colour.

Food Pairing

Slow roasted shoulder of Lamb.