Deep ruby with crimson hues. Fragrant, floral aromas of violets over spicy blackberry, raspberry and blueberry, with underlying spice notes of anise and black pepper, with sage, bay leaf, and cedar. The palate is spicy, juicy, and concentrated with ripe blueberry and fresh cut strawberry and plum creating layers of flavor with bright acidity and complexity from long, fine, savory tannins.
Shiraz gets co-fermented with Viognier and then blended with Grenache and Mataro for this oh-so-Barossa red. Plump berries, chocolate, peppery spice, beet leaves and something a bit ferrous lead to a silky mouthfeel. There's power and fruit sweetness here but also transparency and regional character to boot.