Australia prides itself as a multicultural society, yet by the 1850s the Barossa was already that and more. On the one hand, was the British Gentry and on the other were the Prussian Lutheran emigrants. Both built in bluestone to stand the test of time and established enterprises for future generations.
Medium-depth red colour with a faint tinge of purple. The bouquet is smoky and tapenade-like, with hints of olive paste and soy sauce - reflects generous charred oak. The wine is full and rich, ripe and fruit-sweet on the palate, a satisfying red with a polished presentation. An appealing wine with good cabernet character. It's good value, too. Huon Hooke 91 points
Colour: Medium depth crimson with purple hues.
Aroma: A rich sweet aroma of red and blue berries jumps out of the glass with hints of black olive, herbal and roasted notes adding some savoury characters.
Palate: Ripe and juicy berries flow onto the palate which is medium-bodied, with soft and velvety tannins adding a lovely structure and texture to the wine. Sweet and briary spices balance the juicy fruits through to the finish.
Food Match: Roast beef fillet or lamb backstrap; aged cheddar.
| 2017 |