The wine is an intense and vibrant purple/red with complex aromas of black cherries, black olives with dark pepper spice and fine French oak. Hints of tar, liquorice and cedar add to the complexity on the nose.
The palate has a rich and concentrated burst of ripe, dark fruit supported by a strong backbone of fine-grained, tannins and French oak. The palate is both intense and elegant – highlighting the impeccable balance between fruit, tannin and acidity. This wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for a further 10 – 15 years. With bottle age, expect the fruit to evolve into an even darker spectrum with gradual development of earthy, tarry and ‘forest-floor’ complexities.
Hand-picked grapes from the highest elevation Syrah vineyard in Hawke’s Bay (160m). Aged 15 months in French barriques (50% new). Un-fined and unfiltered to retain maximum concentration and integrity. Estate bottled and labelled, individually hand-numbered bottles.