A wine of absolute dedication. Entirely hand-picked from old estate vines, only the finest parcels of fruit are selected for inclusion in the rigorous, uncompromising small-batch winemaking process: open vat fermentation, regular racking, hand-plunging and extended time on lees. Maturation takes place over thirty-six months in 100% new French oak barriques, followed by another four years (or more) resting in the cellar before being assessed for release.
An impressive blend of Bordeaux varieties, the 2010 vintage is the best of both worlds—youthful yet old school in style. Currants and candied raspberry on the nose. Fruit cake, eucalypt, and vanilla oak notes develop into cherry cola on the palate, before a liquorice and dark chocolate finish. Settle in for fine tannins and cocoa moreishness—this is a deep, ruby red with a luxurious linger.