Dark, practically impenetrable colour which provides a very promising
sign. The aroma has a lifted, intense blackberry, aniseed, oriental
spice and black pepper character with a little mint in the background.
This is made more complex by subtle oak treatment which adds a savoury lift.
The most immediate impact on the palate is a supple texture which coats the
mouth and releases intense pepper and spices that are the hallmark of Central
Victorian shiraz. With a long, persistent after
taste the tannin structure suggests a long life ahead.
||Undulating foothills of the northern slopes of Pyrenees ranges in the state of Victoria, Australia
||200 metres (656 feet)
|Average rainfall per year:
||510 mm (20 inches)
|Rainfall for this growing season:
||191.25 mm (7.5 inches)
||Red duplex – red brown clays to 2 m depth
||22nd September 1997
||Late November 1997
||Late January 1998
||22nd March 1998
||15.5 % vol