Deepest, darkest Barossa. Cola, charcoal, dark chocolate, blueberry, vanilla, Morello cherry, blackcurrant and blood plum. There is a lot going on! Full-bodied, luscious and tight. Mouth-coating. Some Star Anise and some very high quality oak. Fruit and oak are threaded perfectly and in balance. Traditional done so well. No heaviness or fat, nothing overdone. Such an ease of drinking and no drying tannin. Unusually it seemed to tighten up after opening. A wine of immense quality and character. Waters Wine Co
Grapes were sourced from Roennfeldt Road in the sub-region of Marananga in the Barossa Valley. After fermentation in small parcels the wine was matured in 50% new French oak for 18 months prior to bottling. The colour is deep and intense. Maranaga wines are known for their forest berry fruit characters and this wine is no exception. Ample tannins to provide structure and longevity.
Deep, dark, opaque and very youthful in the glass. Aromas are all in the dark zone: plums, berries, chocolate, with a touch of Christmas pudding spice thrown in for good measure, plus a little touch of graphite lift. It has a powerful palate—there’s a punch of dark, plum and mulberry fruit, there’s also a good lick of oak at play and there’s a real richness and density of flavour. The flavours are full throttle, but there is structure and an inherent balance to the wine. The archetypal ‘iron fist in the velvet glove’. 95 Points – Aaron Brasher, The Real Review