2016  |  93 POINTS

It’s sealed with a cork stopper, of the kind youíd normally see on a bottle of fortified, though this is not a fortified wine. Itís a single vineyard varietal Malbec from Langhorne Creek, given 16 months in French oak. The packaging is quite striking – as indeed is the wine.

It’s a pretty wine. But a sturdy wine too. Florals and blueberry, leather and kirsch. A red wine of oomph and perfume. And tannin, studded with cloves and wrapped in gum leaves. It feels strict and tight even as the fruit (and oak) rushes to impress. Gum leaf flavours here are strong but the wine impresses regardless.’

The Wine Front
January 2018