Blood red with a vibrant purple hue. This Syrah is typical cool climate with its perfume of violets, black pepper and cinnamon spice. Adding to these flavours is a strong mineral streak. Plusher notes of milk chocolate give the wine a degree of openness and comfort. The palate is mid-weight but with an extra degree of concentration from the quality of the harvest. The extra time in bottle before release has softened the tannins slightly.