Colour Dark, deep red (at 5 years of age).
Nose Enticingly fragrant, yet at once 'Grange' elements of cola, bay-leaf, malt, Indian spices & nougat. An ethereal oriental lift of glazed Peking Duck is interspersed with fermented black Chinese tea. Oak at one with the wine, other aromatics unite to create a continuum of spice & fruit. Impressive.
Taste Seamless redefined. Classic Grange structure tight, defined & balanced, with 'slatey' / sandy tannins. Saturated fruits - blackberry and concentrated Satsuma plum skin. A darkened flavour theme of chocolate, liquorice and fermented black Chinese tea mask any overt presence of new oak, courting a long, effortless finish. Intense, powerful vs. composed, polished
Food matches Rare roasted aged fillet with a red wine reduction.
Region Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Magill.
Peak Drinking Rewards of Patience, Sixth Edition - 2016 - 2050