96 Points & Special Value Wines James Halliday
Universally regarded as one of Coonawarra’s greatest wines, it continues to win trophies and medals throughout Australia and the world.
Magenta in colour, with a deep red hue. Mint, eucalypt and dark fruit aromas are evident on the nose, with a palate of plums and hints of fruitcake complexity give great length and backbone. Fruit, oak and tannin concentration will reward your patience.
In the usual Majella manner the ferment was finished off in 300 litre French oak barrels. After MLF the wine was aged for a further 18 months in oak before bottling.
“This hits the bullseye, a great example of the synergy between the place and variety. It’s colour is good, as is the bouquet, and that arrow arrives the moment the wine enters the mouth. It has waves of luscious, juicy red and black fruits that fill every corner of the palate, tannins and oak doing the job expected of them” – 96 Points & Special Value Wines James Halliday Cellaring Selections 2018