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90% new French oak casks 20 months


full, dark and intense red. Savoury, oily first aroma, eucalyptus and prune liqueur, is very broad, while black pepper peeps out of the sweetness – this is a full-on nose. This has the full, aromatic, sweet-toned typical body of McLaren Vale – tarry, soaked cherries, black berry liqueur intensity. Has good carry, with ripe and tasty tannins. Rather a foot down wine. “The oak will disappear, and a chocolate style will come through,” Chester Osborn. “Masses of everything, not easy to drink a lot, there is top quality fruit but a lot of winemaking all over it,” Drew Noon. To 2015. Oct 2009 In GB 2004 is £36.95 from Noel Young