Another delicious hand crafted wine from master blender, Peter Jorgensen. It’s loaded with complex flavours, has great mouth feel and lingers long on the finish. It’s a classic example of a complete wine. From start to finish it has highlights that excite the palate.
The appearance is a deep inky dark red with magenta plum around the rim. High alcohol leaves long sticky legs on the glass.
The bouquet shows earthy spice and toasty oak up front. With a little breathing the nose opens up to show some perfumed floral elements with a smokey edge (tar and roses). With further time the alcohol sweetness lifts the raspberry confection aromas and rich dark chocolate. The aroma is quite intense and very long lasting. It’s earthy and dry with delicate perfumed complexity adding intrigue.
The flavour is big, earthy and dry with smokey oak and ripe berry fruit following onto the palate with dusty mouth filling tannins. The fruit characters are solid and dry with nicely balanced sweet elements adding to the overall weight and structure. Like many of Peter Jorgensen’s wines, it’s a journey from entry to aftertaste. The flavours evolve through the experience, developing complex characters that linger on the back palate until the next taste.
Strongly flavoured meat dishes with rich gravies and sauces are the key for this wine. The type of sauce that takes a chef days to reduce made from heirloom stock recipes has complex flavours and richness. Matching them with wines of this intensity makes for a powerful combination.
This wine is perfectly balanced and full of rich, luscious flavours, there’s almost no reason to keep it in the cellar however, like the rest of the range, this wine is made to keep for up to a decade. It’s a premium wine, made with care and passion.