Deep, rich purple with purple hue. A complex nose of ripe, sweet, dark berries, licorice, black currants and a touch of vanilla and coffee from the oak maturation. The palate is rich and full, with dark berry and blackcurrant character. It has fine tannin finish that will soften further with bottle age.
Ragout of hare, braised lamb shanks, osso bucco, aged cheddar.
Third Party Reviews
Individual blocks from estate vineyards fermented and matured for 18 months in French oak (17% new) before blending. Clear varietal character on both bouquet and palate is immediately established, cassis to the fore. The tannins have been polished, and oak was never going to be an issue. A medium-bodied cabernet offering each way drinking – now or later. Score 94, James Halliday, 2019 Wine Companion