C O L O U R
Deep crimson red with a purple hue.
N O S E
Aromas of blueberries and prunes, with notes of pepper, cigar box, herbs and hints of leather.
P A L A T E
Wonderful depth of palate, with herbs and spice, blueberries and soft, generous tannins. A well- balanced wine with great natural acid.
W I N E M A K I N G
The 2019 fruit was handpicked. Naturally fermented in open 500L vats with gentle hand plunging each day. The wine has been matured in used French oak Hogsheads for 12 months.
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Ken Gargett | Winepilot | April 2022 | 93 Points
"Peter Schell has emerged as one of the serious talents in Barossa winemaking and yet, he has done it without resorting to the over the top blockbusters which are so rife in the region. His team has provided us with a fine example of the great Aussie blend, from Barossa Ranges fruit (a 60% 40% blend). Made from handpicked fruit from an excellent vintage, naturally fermented in open 500 litre vats with daily hand plunging, it then spent a year maturing in aged French hogsheads.
Inky purple in colour, the nose has focus but still offers some oomph and punch, but always nicely kept in check and well balanced. Notes of chocolate, mocha, tobacco leaf, leather, licorice and coffee beans. The palate is seamless and exhibits a delightful touch of freshness throughout. The finish lingers nicely. Full of flavour, the wine has an unexpected lightness, which really appeals. So much to like here. Five to eight years, likely more, ahead of it."