Rich and robust
Deep purple in colour this wine is lifted and spicy. The palate does not hold back, deep, spicy potpourri and abundant tannins will see many years reward.
WINEMAKER’S NOTE: Deep purple in colour this wine is lifted and spicy. The palate does not hold back, deep, spicy potpourri and abundant tannins will see many years reward.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: A warm start to the vintage was moderated by later rains that cooled the region considerably and saw a vintage of fine and consistent quality fruit.
VINEYARDS: Drawn from our best site in the very north of Margaret River, consisting of fine gravels over ironstone and deeper schists. Lyre trellis and hand-picked, thirty year old vines.
VINIFICATION: Conventionally fermented and transferred to about 10% new American Oak and matured for twelve months.
VARIETAL: 100% Tempranillo
VINTAGE: 100% 2014
REGION: 100% Margaret River
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.3 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: Dry
WINEMAKER: Brian Fletcher
CELLARING: Medium – long term
93 pts, The West Australian Wine Guide 2020
92 pts, WBM – Australia’s Wine Business Magazine
3 Stars, Winestate Magazine ‘Best of the West Wine Show 2020’
– September 1, 2015
James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion 2015)
Full crimson-purple; low-yielding estate vines have produced a plush, rich and deep-flavoured Tempranillo, matured in American oak (taking a leaf out of Rioja), the tannins sufficient for extended cellaring. 94 POINTS
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