"A cooler than average growing season commenced late with perfect flowering and excellent fruit set. The resulting potentially high yields were crop-thinned pre-veraison. Late summer and autumn were cooler and wetter than average, delaying the start of harvest. The milder ripening weather allowed for intense varietal character development, fine tannins and well balanced acidity. On the nose, it displays notes of Red & dark berries, bayleaf, black olive and cocoa. Sweet berries, earthy, savoury, rich and complex on the palate. Perfect with lamb rack, savoury jus and winter vegetables"