The 2017 vintage provided an exceptionally ideal cool and elongated
growing season akin to winding the clock back to the classic Yarra Valley
conditions of yore. Conditions were perfect for sourcing grapes with the
intention of creating a classic style of cool-climate 'claret'
reminiscent of the pioneering wines that forged the Yarra Valley's
This wine features brooding restrained fruit characters of cassis and
blackberry with complexing savoury elements of bramble, bergamot, sage
leaf, amari, nutmeg, sandalwood, laurel, leather and star anise.
Suppleness on the palate combines with flavours of red liquorice, smoked
paprika, charred meats and cassia bark. The silky texture and juicy
flavours intertwine on the poised youthful palate, rewarding repeat
visits as the regal tannin layers accumulate on the finish.