Generous notes of black currant, dark plum, cassis and dried herbs. This full-bodied red built around Merlot and Syrah, offers great concentration of fruit and spice with firm tannins and nice structure.
43% Merlot | 18% Syrah | 18% Cabernet Franc | 12% Cabernet Sauvignon
15 months in French oak barrels
Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled of just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.