It’s a beautiful style and a beautiful price. No brainer territory for me. Flush with cherry-plum fruit, splashed with smoky vanillin oak, tipped by both mint and clove characters and finely but decidedly tannic through the finish.
The 2013 season in Heathcote provided exceptionally high quality fruit from the 15 year old Colbinabbin vineyard. The wine has vivid raspberry and red and black cherry aromas with some graphite and earthy characters as well as very subtle spices. The palate is fresh and supple with very good intensity, weight and length. It is quite complex and will certainly become more so. Currently the 2005 and 2006 are just approaching their very best and this wine will also improve well for five years at least. It is a wine that certainly has a foot in two camps owing to its style of deliciously medium weight Shiraz whilst also having Pinot lovers' fragrance and elegance