Award winner. Alluring and intense fragrance of licorice root and dark cherry with nuances of violets and roses. Spicy and delicious; the palate is medium to full-bodied and complex, with rich, savoury fruit, refreshing acidity and fine dusty tannin. The wine finishes with a dried herbal note, silky and balanced.
2018 was an ideal vintage with low moisture, warm days and cool nights; prolonging the ripening period and enabling excellent fruit flavor development without high sugars. Dry conditions towards the end of harvest minimised disease pressure and ensured even bunch ripening. Perfect for late ripening varieties like Nebbiolo. Vinified using traditional techniques and left on skins for around 3 to 4 weeks, the wine is then matured in a 6 and 7-year-old French puncheons and bottled without fining or filtration.
In The Spotlight
Halliday Wine Companion - 96 Points :
"The real deal. Alluring nebbiolo scent, floral intensity underwritten by a dried herbal intrigue and a quiet power. Rose petal, plum, orange rind, grilled almond with a whiff of licorice. The grape's notorious tannins are tamed, just enough, allowing for a glimpse into the beauty beneath. An absorbing wine."
james Suckling - 93 Points:
So, so perfumed, offering a striking, rose-flower aroma with some orange-zest and spicy-oak lift. The palate has impressively rich, deep and layered red-cherry and licorice flavors. Anise really holds in a distinctive, long and supple finish. Drink or hold.