($55 per bottle - $165 per three-pack)
Made from fruit drawn from five vineyards, Blackberry, graphite
and spicy oak drive the nose. Full bodied and full blooded yet maintains
a sense of restraint. An exotic palate of blood plums and
blueberries together with bay leaf and dried herbs.
Armadale Cellars tasting note
"This wine has been produced since 1991, the original Wild Duck Creek
wine. I tasted back to 2001 recently, which was pretty interesting as I
often catch myself saying 'wines like this don't age so drink them pretty
young', and I am mostly wrong, here. More on that later.
Warm berries, liquorice, dark chocolate scents. Choc-liquorice
flavours, smooth-as texture, luscious, supple, seductive in its way. The
velvety flow barely disturbed by any tannin or acid but holds a full yet
noted shape - and long as can be. Ripe berry and plummy fruit, aniseed
faintly, clove and cinnamon spice too. Bold wine, holds well, and long
will it age…"
95 points, Mike Bennie - Winefront