The palate is luscious and mouth filling with concentrated attractive dark berry fruit. The toasty oak characters marry perfectly with the intensity of this powerful wine. The classy tannins are velvety smooth with a long enthralling finish.
Awards and Reviews:
Double Gold Medal – 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards
Great Gold (95+) – 2018 Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Comp
Great Gold (95+) – 2018 International Wine Awards
Gold Medal – 2017 Gilbert & Gaillard Contours International
Gold Medal – 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition
Gold Medal (94 points) – Wine Showcase
Bronze Medal – 2018 International Wine Challenge
97 points (5 Stars) – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Delectable offering, the
magnificent bouquet shows blackberry, mixed berry compote, dark
chocolate, black olive and cedar characters. The palate is concentrated
and plush, and exhibits stunning fruit power and richness, wonderfully
framed by fleshy mouthfeel and velvety texture. The wine is irresistibly
charming while offering structure and engaging flavours. At its best:
2018 to 2030.
96 points (5 Stars) – Greg Swift, Wine Matrix Brilliant structure.
Deep ruby red and the bouquet is brimming with dark chocolate and
Berries which rolls into a mouth filling experience typical of the
Region. On the palate it is earthy pepper, leather with mixed berries
and delicately balanced tannins. A perfect match with rare roast beef.
95 points – Wine Genius A seriously good wine. Ripe and bold fruit
are ever-present across both the bouquet and palate. Stylish oak, fine
tannins and vivid acidity provide the perfect backbone to elevate the
plum, cassis and mulberry. Will improve over the next 5-10 years.
95 points (5 Stars) – Stephen Read, Wine Matrix Wow – intense
luscious aromas of blackberry, vanilla and soft coconut, a funky
earthiness and truffles. On the palate it all transpires to fill the mouth
with layers of spicy pepper, dark fruits, grippy astringent tannins
balanced by clean acid. A multilayered long even palate with great
length showing its youth. Cellar for 10 + years to get the best.
94 points – Patrick Eckel A wine that is dedicated to Tony Keys a
stalwart of the Australian Wine industry who is battling a serious
health issue. A deep, dark red in the glass the nose is true to the
region with plum and blackberry fruit that’s joined by aromatic, finely
spiced french oak with a subtle charcuterie note somewhere in the
background. The wine is medium to full bodied with a beautiful
structure that flows from start to finish, tannins are layered with spice
& earth; the fruit is concentrated yet rich. There is depth of plum fruit
that is supported by milk chocolate & a touch of leather to finish.
Vintage: 2015 Vintage
Case: 6 Bottles
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