Matured in second and third use French oak for nine months prior to bottling, there's a freshness and youthful vibe humming along here.
Red flower perfume, baked raspberries and mulberries. There's a gentle black pepper and five spice tease easing into plentiful juicy black and blue fruits. Some charred oak carries meaty/pan juices on its back. Soft, leading to a long and satisfying finish, pass another glass please.
You'll be able to hunt it down for under twenty bucks which throws it right into bargain territory.
Drink now to eight years.
Region: McLaren Vale