The nose is complex, showing blackcurrants, red cherries, cedar wood, lead pencil and cigar box aromas. These develop in the glass and are joined by raspberry, black cherry, spice and a hint of gaminess. On the palate the wine is concentrated but elegant, with fine-grained tannins. These tannins soften even further in the glass, resulting in a luxurious wine with a long aftertaste.
The grapes were hand-picked and fermented in closed tanks at temperatures of 25-28C. The young wine received a post fermentation maceration of 21 days, followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. On completion of the malolactic fermentation the wine was racked into 100% new French oak. The V was matured in oak for 18 months, followed by 24 months in bottle before release. The wine was bottled on 23 October 2013 and total production amounted to 13 500 bottles. Released September 2016.
Good to drink now and will mature over the next 20 years in the right optimal cellaring conditions.
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