(2022) From the Eden Valley, 60 kilometres from the coast but at an altitude of over 400 metres, soils are shallow sandy loam over clay and gravel with some schist and quartz. The vines are 26 years old, and 11% of whole bunches were used, the wine spending 18 months in larger French oak barrels. A very dark, dense colour, the nose shows lots of spice and white pepper, some quite exotic fruit and floral notes but pure and ripe blackberry and blueberry dominates. The gentle toast of the oak comes through on nose and palate, in a wine where a smooth but savoury fruit stays pliable and fresh across the mid-palate. The finish has fresh acids, very tight tannins, the oak again adding some toast in the finish. No UK retail stockists at time of review. Imported by enotriacoe.com