Colour Vibrant dark purple, lilac in colour with crimson, cerise hues.
Nose Lifted, perfumed, aromatic and alluring. The nose displays ripe fruit aromas of ripe blackberry and blueberry. This is supported by aromas of smoky bacon and cardamom. There are also hints of aniseed and Chinese five spice.
Palate Ripe, generous, appealing and soft. The upfront fruit flavours are of fruits of the forest and boysenberry. This is supported by nutty, creamy, almost smoked oak flavours. There are also hints of earth and game. The back palate is long sft and dry with a persistent natural acidity.
Cellaring Now - 7 years.
Food Vietnamese style pork belly, Roast pheasant, Cumberland sausages with potato mash and an onion gravy, Hunter Belle Cheddarbelle