Color: Dark red core spreading to garnet meniscus Medium bright shine Medium plus tears.
Nose: Initial aromas of cassis and mulberry. Opens to prune and notes of fine black pepper.
Palate: Mediumm body with soft round tannins showing graceful age. Medium complexity with a long sustained finished. Drink now till 2026. Pair with flank steak or other lean cuts of red meat.
After a dry South Australian winter reminiscent of 2006, vines were in water deficit at the beginning of spring. Early budburst was noticeable across many regions and windy conditions in some regions during flowering were, in part, responsible for variable fruit set and lower than average yields come vintage. Warm days were dispersed throughout October, November and in early January, contributing to an early start to the 2013 harvest. The dry and warm conditions, coupled with lower than average yields saw fruit perform very well with structural tannins, great intensity and encouraging flavour.
McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Wrattonbully, Barossa, Padthaway, Barossa Valley and Coonawarra
12 months in French (12% new) and American oak (14% new) hogsheads.