Intriguing aromas of tantalising saffron pears, just ripe apricots, nutty macadamias and zesty lemon sherbet dance around a quirky slightly saline nub. There are intense and textural citrus notes on the palate which try to dominate but glimpses of tropical fruit including pawpaw and champagne melon shine through and pineapple lingers and lingers.
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.
Lovely aromas of blackcurrants, stewed rhubarb, hibiscus tea and wild brambles all entwined with exotic eastern spices. There are also pleasing glimpses of sweet dried raisins and some delicate violet notes. The palate is rich and luscious with dense mulberry flavours enhanced by mixed spices and pepperberries and these flavours last and last.
Intense black plum and spice with subtle floral notes and 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.
Dark brooding black fruits immediately greet your nose. Next the arrival of attractive perfumed floral notes reminiscent of bath salts and then the fruits return as delicious notes of blackberry conserve. The palate is divinely plush with a mixture of red and black berry fruits and again there are floral notes. The tannins are gently mouth coating giving added texture and the dense berry fruit favours linger on and on.
Velvety darkly perfumed with top notes of violets surrounded by deep red roses. There are hints of spice dominated by anise. Hidden amongst the floral notes is an aroma of Victoria sponge cake sandwiched with dark berry jam. Glimpses of fresh spruce are also evident. The palate is all enchanting dark velvet flavoured with mulberries. Thoughts go to a French Patisserie serving berry tarts with a restrained elegant sweetness. Ambrosial.
The nose is all embracing with smooth, mellifluous fruit encased in spicy dark chocolate. The inviting flavours elicit a feeling of a round fullness. The wine is dense, smooth and multi - faceted. Rich dark fruit is layered with complex fruit tannins that linger delivering only the best aspects of espresso coffee and high cocoa chocolate.
Vermentino and Fiano blend
This is a classic Australian blend of two favourite varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Cabernet is dominant with dark fragrant blackcurrrants and hints of spice and the palate is smooth and rich.