The wine itself is a compact little number showing smells of dark fruits, earthy spices and coffee on the nose. The palate is quite butch with black, fleshy fruits, loads of spice and meatiness, coupled with fine, talcy tannins, and a dry, decent finish.
Vintage 2014: The 2014 vintage in the Barossa was brought on early by a dry finish to winter and more dry spring weather. 100ml of rain in mid-February allowed fruit to replenish and ripen evenly.
Bouquet: Attractively spiced aromatic showing concentrated red maraschino, cherry and aniseed.
Palate: The palate shows a brilliant red plum and exaggerated finely ground Christmas spices. An elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz.