Very bright crimson and purple in colour. Intense perfume of lifted wild raspberries, black olives, soy and turned earth. Crushed granite, red and black cherries, graphite and gun smoke with energetic freshness and length, the palate shows the best of Heathcote with more depth and intensity than previous vintages.
Savoury dried herbs and spice, graphite and tapenade again, with very fine tannin coming from the 85% whole bunches during ferment, balanced red fruits leading though a long savoury finish. Concentrated but light on its feet.