A complex display of bright red cherry, plum, sweet vanilla and clove characters upfront, subtle mint, sweet brazil nut, cinnamon oak spice and savoury dried herbs adds an extra depth of intricacy.
Medium to full bodied wine with elegant, well integrated red berry and red plum fruit flavours filling the palate upfront followed by a soft, velvety tannin structure. Juicy red berry fruit flavours persist endlessly with a hint of milk chocolate on the finish.
2017 vintage was an excellent vintage for quality. There was some rainfall which delayed the vintage a little but one this had passed the reds benefited from the slow cool ripening with amazing athocyanin development giving great depth of colour to the wines along with awesome aromas and flavours. In my opinion 2017 will be one of the best vintages for Thompson Estate due to its exceptional location, outstanding viticultural knowledge, and seasonal fortune.
31st March - 21st April 2017
The fruit was gently machine harvested and processed into red fermenters where they are tenderly pumped over three times a day during fermentation to maximize colour extraction. Gentle handling of the fruit and wine ensures varietal character and freshness is maintained.
15 months Older French Oak
Deep red with a slight purple edge.