An intricate display of raspberry, red currant, sweet vanilla, plum and cherry cola characters upfront; subtle rose petals, milk chocolate, sweet Brazil nut and cinnamon oak spice adds an extra depth of complexity.
Medium bodied with rich, fleshy dark berry, mulberry and sweet plum flavours fill the palate followed by a succulent, firm yet elegant tannin structure. Sweet toasty spice and delicate fruit persist with a hint of dark chocolate and mocha on the finish.
Winter in Margaret River was typically wet and cold, perfectly setting the vines up for the growing season ahead. A mild spring and early summer were kind to flowering, fruit-set and canopy development. Late summer and the ripening season were not ideal. Periodically the region is subject to tropical rainfall conditions during late summer and autumn, 2021 was one of those years. Luckily the vineyard site at Thompson Estate is set to ‘weather the storm’ with excellent aspect, old balanced vines and our winery right on site. All our fruit achieved optimum ripeness with a minimum of disease which was seen so prevalent across the region. The wines of 2021 will display ripe fruit characters, be structurally made to age and typical of what you expect from Thompson Estate.
8th April 2021
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.
10 months in French oak
Medium dark red with a youthful purple edge.