Opaque black crimson colour with black crimson hue. Aroma of vanilla, liquorice allsorts, ripe plums and spice. Flavours of stewed plum, spice and liquorice on the palate are supported by fine, dry chalky tannins, which are a touch too dominant at this stage. Aftertaste of vanilla, plum and spice.
Cellar 3-4 years (2009-2010)
The 2003 The Struie is a 4,000-case blend of cooler climate, high altitude Eden Valley fruit combined with small amounts of Barossa grapes. Aged 8 months in wood (20% new), it is a deep, chewy, fleshy effort displaying floral, peppery, incense notes intermixed with white chocolate, blackberry, and black currant characteristics. Consume it over the next 7-8 years.
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate