The majority of the wine is derived from 40yr old vines with a small portion of the wine derived from 15yr old vines. Combining the two results in lifted, intense aromas and gives fresh concentrated characters of red berry. These characters are on the palate and are supported by 1-3 yr old seasoned French oak, adding a slight influence, as the aim is to make this wine soft and approachable.
Good levels of fruit intensity should develop into more complex characters with careful cellar from mid to long term.
Silver McLaren Vale Wine Show 2008