As you would expect from the warmer conditions, the wine is riper, more generous and more tannic than the previous vintage, but remember, this is in the context of a cool climate wine. It’s definitely no Barossa beef-cake. There’s plenty of bright, clean acidity, as well as delicious red and dark fruits. You also find a lovely floral character and plenty of spice. Despite the warmer conditions, the wine has the same alcohol content as the previous vintage, 13.5% and is sealed with a screwcap. A little closed at the moment, but it will sing with a few years in the cellar.
“An amazing year, super concentrated, loads of spice and red fruit. If you’ve followed this wine before, it’s on point and showing a restraint that’ll see it cellar for years.” Winemaker’s notes.