Familiar aromas of brown lime cordial with undertones of fresh cut pineapple and orange blossom. On tasting there is mouth watering zingy acidity carrying subtle fruit salad flavours with lemon sherbet and schweppes bitter lemon through to a lovely textual finish.
The nose is lemon sherbet and honeysuckle with perfumed hints of bath salts, champagne melon and kaffir lime leaves. On the palate it is all about lemon curd, fresh pears, lime marmalade and dried nectarines with a slight suggestion of struck match.
The sweet scent of glace pears, apricots and lycee intermingle and glimpses of ground coriander seeds. The palate is full of firm and tangy apricots together with both slightly sweet and saline notes reminiscent of fresh crustaceans. A wine of lovely texture and a slight hint of Campari on the finish.
The familiar aromas of rich fruit and nut cake laced with brandy and touches of marzipan. An intriguing flirtation of Cara Cara orange peel and sun warmed ripe apricots hint at what the palate holds. Intense dried apricots soaked in brown lime cordial delight the palate and toffeed apricots are carried to a seemingly never ending finish.
Gorgeous floral notes reminiscent of tuber roses with hints of ripe pear and Turkish delight.
A symphony of red and black berries and maraschino cherries jumps out of the glass to greet you and those flavours continue to dance onto the palate.
Primitivo, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo combine to produce engaging aromatics of Eastern spices including cinnamon, cardamom and a hint of fresh vanilla which appear instantly in the glass. Followed quickly by the enticing flavours of red berry fruits, fresh sweet hay and forest floor together with subtle rose overtones. The wine itself is smooth, with a taste of gently poached red fruits and sweet spice. Dark prunes and a touch of anise linger mixed with fine slightly chalky tannins.
Sweet berry fruit entwines with the scent of all spice, a touch of orange oil and a slightly herbal pot pourri. The fruit on the palate is initially sweet with a slight dustiness to it. Dried apricots, craisins and dried nectarines take over carried by a mouth coating tannin structure. A fantastic wine with food.
The delightful fragrance of rich dark blackcurrant jelly entice you then subtle notes of dried herbs and citrus oil appear. Hints of the exotic aroma of a deeply fragrant tagine add intrigue. There is an almost creamy texture that carries sweet dark berry fruit with hints of marmalade. Cassis appears enrobed in a gossamer of 80% cocoa with glimpses of old slightly dusty cedary cigar boxes, the flavours linger combining with classic fine chalky tannins.
Intense herbal and floral elements reminiscent of wattle flowers dominate with nuances of perfumed blackcurrants. Multiple layers of blackcurrants have a slightly savoury intonation together with roasted ground eastern spices that elevate the wine beyond being merely a delicious fruit bomb to a grown up elegant McLaren Vale Shiraz.