(2020) Pale but bright crimson colour. A lot of cranberry and dry herbs and cherries, briar. The palate has a dry juiciness, again there is dried herbs and a touch of currant, good bright citrus acidity. Juicy if slightly lean in the finish.
(2020) Hand harvested, a vineyard selection, whole-cluster pressed and fermented with wild yeast in old barrels, skin contact minimal to avoid overt herbaceousness. Certainly has a more obvious direct fruitiness, mango and paw paw, a light earthiness, juicy, with passion fruit and and juicy apples and citrus in the finish. Price and stockist is for a previous vintage at time of review.
(2020) From this warm vintage, a more tropical style. Gentle capsicum, and the fruit is passion fruit and a touch of fat lemon and lemon rind. Sweet, ripe and delicious nectarine, a ripe orange acidity. Lovely balance. Price and stockist is for the previous vintage at time of review.
(2016) A blend of 69% Malbec, with 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. Quite a herbaceous and decidedly cedary character, with some animal notes and that briary, leafy quality persisting. The palate becomes much plusher and more juicy, some chocolate and a really pure blue/black fruit. Lovely acid balance, very creamy tannins and some spice, but it is sophisticated stuff indeed.
(2016) Creamy and verging on the tropical, with lots of fruit sweetness and richness on the palate, juicy with orange and ripe juicy apples, a strong lemony punch of acidity.