This is a very special expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz. The average vine age is approximately 50 years with some as old as 75 and 103 years. The wine was cold soaked for two days then seeded with lallamand yeast. Fermentation was open for 15 days and plunged 1-2 times daily. It was racked, settled and blended in September 2015 and then in a combination of oak until bottling in July 2017. Colour is deep brick red with a vibrant purple hue. Aromas of spice and earthiness with rich dark plum fruit. The palate is luscious and mouth filling with concentrated attractive dark berry fruit. The toasty oak characters marry perfectly with the intensity of this powerful wine. The classy tannins are velvety smooth with a long enthralling finish.