"Deep red colour with a strong purple rim. The bouquet is sappy, blood plummy and lightly herbal, with sweet, almost jammy inflexions from very ripe fruit. The palate is concentrated and dense, with an amplitude of black fruit flavours, richness and density, the tannins quite robust and just a touch rustic. Indeed, the palate is grippy, the after-palate very firm and authoritative, with long-term aging indicated. On the down-side, it's a little aggressive to be drinking now. Cellar! (Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Padthaway & Langhorne Creek)"