(2023) From vineyards in Oakbank at 300 metres, the vines are 25 years old. Barrel fermented with wild yeast, it spent 10 months in 300-litre French oak, 30% of which was new. Another pale and green-tinged wine, this is quite clean and doesn't emphasise oak, ripeness or reduction too much, rather it has lightly floral and clean lemon and apple character. In the mouth it lacks the decisiveness, maybe the sheer precision of something like the Orlando, but it is balanced into its long citrus finish.
(2023) An enchanting assemblage of eleven separate lots on the estate, incorporating five different clones - MV6, 114, 115, 667 and Pommard. Fragrant spice and earthy herb notes with a red fruit lift to counterbalance black cherry core. Depth and structure (36% new oak, 12% whole bunch) with lovely balance and intensity. (GD)
(2016) A very late vintage, harvested in October. Big, powerful Jack Daniels nose, plenty of depth of aroma, a little coconut and some charming little floral notes emerging. Lots of layered subtle complexity here. The palate has delicious sweetness of fruit, hints of the exotic, but a fine, pure palate with beautiful balance.
(2013) 90g/l RS. Quite a dark, nut-brown tawny. Toffee and hints of Muscovado sugar, that lovely caramelised colour. The palate has lovely balance again: sweet, sweet wine, a twist of marmalade and liquorice, but the toffee and coffee comes through and of course that fabulous acidity that really sharpens this wine, running through to a peppery, spicy finish.