Trophy Winner at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards. Plum, cinnamon, clove, lavender, rose and blackberry on the nose. Supple and juicy, with rich, dark fruit flavours across the wide palate. A seasoning of oak adds toasty warmth, and the tannins are gentle, ripe and svelte. Medium-bodied, dry and mellow. Agile acidity lends a little drive through the layers, and lands plump in a fleshy texture that rounds out the wine beautifully. Enough simple pleasures, but enough complexity to please all – this continual award-winner is an ideal warmer for the colder months, and an easy match for robust winter food. 89pts.