Sweet dark ripe fruits with blackberry and blackcurrant notes. Complex mulberry and raspberry fruit with tobacco and herbaceous fruit lift.
A very juicy front palate with a lovely and approachable full bodied, ripe palate balanced with elegant tannins. Full and rich palate weight with ripe tannins, length and structure.
Sourced from the Beresford Estate Vineyard in the cool sub-region of Blewitt Springs, parcels were harvested separately based on flavour and tannin ripeness. Due to the diligence of the dedicated vineyard team we are able to ferment these lovely little parcels separately in our small two and four tonne open fermenters. Further complexity is added with 20% of the blend receiving 3 years maturation in seasoned American oak hogsheads and 30% in new 3 year seasoned French oak. The balance of the blend is matured in 2 and 3 year old French oak hogsheads.
Awards & Reviews
95 Points - 2017 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
Gold Medal - 2016 China Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition June/July 2017
Gold Medal - 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show
Gold Medal - Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017
96 Points - 2016 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
90+ Points - The Wine Front winefront.com.au
Gold Medal - 2015 Melbourne International Wine Competition
“Matured for 14-16 months in new and used French and American oak. Deeply coloured, this is a lusciously hedonistic wine with that X-factor Blewitt Springs (with its cooler climate) unfailingly delivers given responsible viticulture. This wine grows each time it is retasted. Cellar to 2038.” - 2016 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion