In the North Western section of the Barossa Valley, the red clay loam over marl (a friable earthly deposit consisting of clay and limestone) produces the highest quality red wines. These soils provide the perfect balance of nutrient availability and vine stress, producing wines with saturated colour and fruit intensity.
Plum and blackberry aromatics combine with a strong mint and tea leaf lift. The palate shows blue fruits, a surprising earthy/savoury influence and the presence of tight grained tannins throughout.
James Halliday – 89 points