Colour: Deep rich purple with lively brightness and vivacity.
Nose: Fresh blueberry and dark cherry fruits with a touch of cedar and liquorice and pleasant vanilla American oak complexity. Fresh, bright yet complex aromatics.
Palate: Full bodied with a nice line of acidity complexed with interesting mocha & vanilla oak notes. Long, satisfying finish. And lingering after palate.
Potential: This vintage has produced fleshy, fruity, strong wines that have long term cellaring potential.
Foods: Rib-eye steak or perhaps a pulled pork pizza and slaw.
Technical: Bottled August 2020 under screwcap. Alcohol 14.6%, pH 3.43, TA 6.8
Vintage: 2018 was a benchmark vintage with ripe balanced wines.
Winemaking: Nick Haselgrove
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