2018 Single Vineyard Selection Malbec
Sourced from the most Northern area of the Barossa and featuring a vibrant purple hue. The nose is lifted with perfumed blueberry and satsuma plum evident. The palate is full bodied and rich with layers of blue fruits, Christmas spices and subtle complex French oak.
Harvested from our St Kitts vineyard at night, the fruit was then destemmed into 4 & 6 tonne fermenters where primary fermentation occurred for a period of 7 days on skins. The wine was then pressed off and filled to a combination of old French and American oak. The wine was racked prior to bottling with no filtration or fining.
The 2018 growing season had all the hallmarks of a classic vintage. Consistent warm temperatures produced perfect conditions for our red varieties to ripen. This along with good winter rains and a dry harvest period resulted in wines with great depth of varietal flavours, excellent tannin structure and colour along with a long balanced finish. Reds from 2018 will age well due to their intense concentration and power.
91 Points – Bob Campbell MW 2020
Ripe, fleshy, warming malbec with typical dark fruits, fruitcake, and appealing spicy flavours. A velvet-textured red in an approachable style but with some ageing potential.
94 Points – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2020
Offering terrific fruit richness with seductive complexity, the bouquet shows dark plum, mulberry, olive, game, cocoa and toasted nut characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit intensity together with rich texture and silky tannins, making it delectable and persistent. A wonderfully generous wine with attractive savoury
St Kitts, Block 226