Langhorne Creek has always been a good region for Malbec with some exceptional wines coming from here over the years. This one is a beauty, displaying all those fruit red fruits across a wide spectrum of aromas and flavours. The oak and fruit balance is outstanding, and the fine chalky tannins fit snuggly into the mix. Oh, yes, I could be drinking a bit
-Ray Jordan – Wine Pilot
Only six barrels of this intense and pure Malbec were produced. The result is a wine of the most penetrating purple colour with flavours and aromas that reverberate this first sensation. Dense purple blueberry and juniper flavors are punctuated with aromas of lilac and wisteria. The undeniable concentration on the palate continues to a long and pleasing finish. Very reminiscent of our inaugural 2015 vintage.
One row of vines was isolated from our estate vines in Langhorne Creek. Only French oak was used to allow the Malbec fruit to have its full expression. Extended maceration helped to accentuate the depth of colour and aroma.
Steady winter rainfall and multiple flood events gave us a good storage of moisture and healthy vines leading into the growing season. Higher than average summer temperatures have offered up robust fruit characters. This yielded only a tiny crop of the capricious Malbec, but wonderful concentration