Deep dark red black core with a bright purple red hue. Aromas of plum and ripe dark cherries mix with hints of anise, inky earth and spice. The fleshy mid weight palate has juicy plum and dark cherry fruits with underlying earthy anise and spicy fresh herb characters. Soft velvety tannins and fresh acidity lead into a medium length aftertaste.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.
Finds the point of balance between ample varietal character and medium-bodied presentation. The result is delicious dark berry flavours in a cool fruit flavour spectrum, plus fine, soft tannins. Perfect for an Italian trattoria menu. Drink by 2024.
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion