Colour: Vermilion (red), dense to rim.
Nose: A Penfolds nose with all the trimmings--formic/ferric, barrel-ferment complexities, soy and demi-glace pan scrapings. Scents of black licorice competing with corned-beef brisket and peppercorn gravy,,mushroom duxelle aromatics. Contented oak backstage; notwithstanding, an important supporting role.
Palate: Lively. Intense, generous and vibrant fruits-with volume! Stewed quince, rhubarb and loquat laced with cocoa, cedary oak. Mouth-coating, ripe tannins augment an even and sweet palate continuum… textured and complete. Structurally, everything in place, in tune.
Food Matches: Braised wagyu beef cheek with du puy lentils, speck, baby spinach and crushed kipfler potatoes
roasted in duck fat and Murray River salt.
Wine SpectatorExpressive and balanced, playing its bright, ripe currant and blackberry fruit against basil and espresso hints on the appealingly transparent frame. Drink now through 2021. 14,600 cases imported.