The 2014 vintage season followed a dry winter but moderate spring rain enabled the vines to develop a balanced canopy. A very dry summer stressed the vines but the cool, dry autumn provided ideal ripening conditions. Nebbiolo takes time to reach maturity even in the Australian climate, an ideal long, slow evolution that is the key to its seductive richness. The grapes were hand-harvested at the end of April.
An intense magenta coloured wine marked by a distinctive varietal nose of tar and leather with beguiling floral rose nuances, leading to a concentrated, savoury, medium-weight palate. The flavours are rich, with underlying fruit sweetness, balancing subtle oak and liberal fine-grained tannins.
94 POINTS, 2017 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION