A hyper-perfumed nose, with lifted violets, lavender and mulberries entwined with a savoury note of olive tapenade.
The palate is a crescendo of ﬂavour; sweet fruit at the start, savoury at the back. Blueberries, mulberries and spiced plum evolving to Clove, Anise and Hamon.
The Hazel’s Vineyard is in the southern part of the Margaret River region. These syrah vines grow on coarse lateritic soils with a northerly aspect.
After desirable conditions during ﬂowering, the summer started cool and wet, slowing down the growing season signiﬁcantly. Conditions improved in late February, developing into a perfect Indian summer.
The result is whites that are packed with energy and poise, and reds that got the beneﬁt of a long, cool ripening periods; tannin ripeness and complex ﬂavour developments. Alcohols are lower than previous years, even with greater physiological ripeness.