Varietals: 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 16% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot.
Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)
Season: The 2011 vintage growing season was defined by extraordinarily cool and wet conditions, effectively drawing a close to more than a decade of drought. These conditions delayed ripening in the fruit allowing flavour and complexity to develop at relatively low sugar levels prior to harvest.
Vines: Fruit was sourced from the original 1969 plantings on the estate, all established on own roots and unirrigated.
Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present but this vineyard has a proven pedigree & track record thus it will continue to evolve for a further 25+ years under suitable cellaring conditions.
Analysis: 13.5 % ALC
Accolades: 96 Points – James Halliday, Wine Companion. Langton’s Classified “Excellent”