The 2014 vintage season was one of extremes starting with a late October frost that luckily did not affect the safely elevated Altura Vineyard. Then came a mid-summer heatwave that intensified sugars and accelerated ripening. These conditions resulted in both colour and flavour intensity in the grapes, which were fully ripe when harvested and displayed good acidity and balance.
An intensely coloured savoury wine distinguished by light peppery spice aromas and distinctive dark cherry fruit underpinned by integrated vanillin oak. A voluptuous complex wine that hovers entrancingly between elegance and power. Short term cellaring will conjure a wine of significant stature.