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Roussanne grafted on to Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 from alluvial stone, slight east-facing soils, some ironstone, whole berry press, wild yeasts, fermented at up to 28°C, 6-7 year 225-litre oak casks raised 2 months, weekly lees stirring at first, malo blocked, 4,800 b


bottled 2 weeks ago: baked, brioche bread air with a tilt towards quince, also dried fruits, a little spirit, although 13.5°on label. The palate has a hazelnut, high tone nature, then a clear mineral burst. This horse not yet ready to run. The length is sound, enclosed. Has good breadth, is a low profile wine. “It has always been tucked up,” Shelley Thompson, winemaker. Decent value at A$28, this sold very fast. 2019-20 Oct 2009


glycerol, legs, becoming yellow in the robe. The nose is moving to a supple stage, white pepper floats at the top – this is a steady, compact bouquet,, light toast in the air. The palate reveals tight dried fruits with a good, elegant pungency about them. Ends on a note of orange zest, pith, plus hazelnut, then a Riesling petrol effect. A wine for food. To 2020 or so. Oct 2009