Tastes warmer. It's a bit firmer too. The most masculine of the 2015 releases if you will, yet still dainty.
100% wild fermentation, 20 days on skins, 24% new oak for 15 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered. The D Block from the Coolart Road site sits approximately 60m above sea level. The fruit on this site ripens two weeks on average earlier than the Judd and Wallis and 19 days earlier than McCutcheon - clearly a warmer site.
There's a clenched fist appearance initially but a supple delivery here. Some smoke and savoury characters but red fruits really step up. Sure there's depth too, and that's what captivates me. It's tighter through the mid-palate. Superb hang time for what seems minutes cleansing the mouth literally making it water. Nice touch. Classy wine.
Drink now to eight years.
Region: Mornington Peninsula