Gold Medal - Korea Wine Challenge, 2016
Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge, 2014
Silver Medal - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2014
Silver medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
Silver Outstanding Medal Winner - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
2010 Coonawarra vintage was not only as one of the earliest, it was one of the best. The combination of a warm spring and warmer and drier conditions during veraison were conducive to an early harvest, almost two weeks earlier yet at optimum maturities. The wines show good fruit aromatics, wonderful depth of flavours, excellent colour with soft tannins.
Oak maturation for 30 months in a combination of French and American small oak Barriques. Approx. 56% were new French barrels and 6% new American barrels with the remainder being one and two year old barrels.
An intricately layered and complex array of oak maturation and ripe
fruit aromas. Hints of mocha and roast coffee bean laced with vanilla overlay
ripe plum & subtle mulberry fruit.
A richly laden palate of oak and ripe fruit flavours smoothly interwoven with extended oak maturation. Dark berry fruits, hints of plum and dusty mulberry with subtle vanilla, mocha and chocolaty oak flavours are complemented by fine grained tannins.
Food Pairing Notes
Slow-cooked beef ragout and roast duck, served with a rich reduction.