Soft-skinned Shiraz is fermented warm for 5 to 6 days. It is then pressed to finish fermentation in barrel. Ageing occurs for 12 to 18 months in small French and American oak barriques. Expect notes of cherry, raspberry and rich mocha on the nose interlaced with subtle aniseed and vanilla tones. The use of both barrel types creates layers of flavours, with the latter contributing to sweeter vanilla characters that fill the mid-palate. The palate has great weight and depth due to layers of fruit tannins, oak combinations and sheer flavour intensity.
A full-bodied, broody red, this wine pairs exceptionally well with savoury dishes such as roast game and winter stews.