Utterly varietal and a terrific testament to the quality of the vineyard and a winemaker unafraid to stiffen the fruit with tannins and texture. The fruit is ripe, and with it march savoury, spicy and textural elements which, when combined, are unique in Australian wine. Blackberry, blueberry, mulberry and cola. There’s soy, black olive, lavender, seaweed and tar too. The gathering tannins build in their intensity and like the eye of a storm, melt into velvet. Astonishing. Waters Wine Co
The wine expresses the qualities of the Swan Valley that our family has admired of the region for over 100 years. The aim is to make a wine true to its site that captures the warmth and richness of the valley and affords great drinkability. A field blend of 54% Tempranillo and 46% Malbec; the grapes were hand harvested together, individually berry sorted prior to carbonic maceration and natural fermentation in a single French oak vat. Maturation followed in the same French oak vat for 10 months.
Vibrant and aromatic with layers of interest, the wine smells of the first rain, aniseed, fresh tanned leather and mulberry. Crunchy cranberry and blueberry fruits, squid ink umami and plush velvety structural tannins leave a lasting impression. Rob and Gen Mann