“Colour; Nightly dark yet bright as if draped in a violet-plum moonshine.
Nose: Damson plums and reduced plums and plum jam made yesterday morning and, oh, plum chutney too. All of this plummy aromaticity is set off by other primary fruit drivers: olives, bay, the more freshly picked woody herbs such as sage and rosemary and thyme. The bouquet whispers of dark liqueur chocolate, cocoa and vanilla.
Palate: Here is a ripe yet restrained profile of fruit purity; the palate is clean, clear and defined – etched minerality and savouriness runs in fine powdery tannic layers. This is Barossa that is beautiful not brazen; beguiling not boisterous; a balance not a bomb, yet still indubitably – indubitably – Barossa.”