“A selection of our finest barrels from the vintage are selected for our Reserve range and given additional maturation in oak prior to bottling and cellaring.” – Geoff Merrill
The highly complex aromatics greet you as you come towards the glass. The bouquet is intricately filled with savoury meats, spice, chocolate, leather and edges of primary berry fruits.
The palate is rich and luscious with ripe, sophisticated developing fruit, firm velvety tannins and seamless, harmonious acidity. This wine is a real pleasure to drink, openly inviting you to your next glass. It's beginning to reveal its true enjoyment potential but give it another 3-5 years before you open too many!
VINTAGE INFORMATION: The 2010 season got off to a shaky start with a brief burst of heat in November 2009, which adversely affected flowering in some varieties. Good preceding winter and spring rains set up the vines with good soil moisture and ample canopy so most varieties came through summer unaffected. For the remainder of the growing season the climate was ideal for premium grape production with many local growers proclaiming 2010 a stand-out vintage in McLaren Vale.
|Maturation||34 months in French and American oak hogsheads|