located just north of Hamilton, with unbelievable potential. It’s a very late ripening, marginal for shiraz but seems to get there in a tortoise kind of way. Doesn’t struggle, but doesn’t bolt. It holds acid magnificently. We have never added any to any of the wines from this site, and the pH is always pretty much perfect…makes me think that this is where people should be making ‘natural’ wine.
Flagrantly floral and heady. Ardent black brambly fruit and dark cherries with complexing silage notes. 66% whole bunches – best to give it some air as a two year-old. Youthful esters depart and an intricate structural network becomes apparent. With time a sinewy line of entwined acid and tannin asserts itself along with layers of undergrowth and meat. Black pepper and cocoa finish. Very much velvet curtains/David Lynch in style. 94+
Tasted: May 2014