Vintage 1996 - Dense purple-red; the bouquet is typically super-concentrated, oozing ripe black cherry fruit and heaps of oak. The palate is at once profound, yet smooth, almost glossy, with black cherry fruit and cedar/vanilla oak. The tannins are ample but round and soft
Vintage 1996 - There is certainly the richness of fruit to carry this powerfully constructed and concentrated shiraz. Musky, spicy ripe flavours of minty, briary blue and sour black berries are matched with smoky mocha oak, creating a plush, but firm and very fine-grained palate of great intensity and balance.