Showing volume and body with elegance and restraint, this enticingly perfumed and refined medium-bodied cool-climate Syrah is the result of an assemblage of ten individual small batches sourced from Block 25 on our Maroondah Highway vineyard.
Leading with an intense flurry of white pepper and black cherries, the complex slow-evolving nose additionally offers a brooding mélange of black cardamom, nutmeg, za’atar, oregano, tapenade, charcuterie, fired clay and wood ash.
The palate delivers poise, presence and weight with a plush definition and resolve. Fruit intensity redolent of fresh figs, chicory, pomegranate molasses, cranberry and fruit mince pies washes through with a subliminal Campari-like bitterness tempered with a building resonance of flavour and gravelly tannin. The density of black fruits is so tightly wound and integrated that no one element stands above the others at this point, pushing right through to a deep and resounding finish.