Colour: The Pyrenees purple-blue comes through. The wine is clear and shiny.

Bouquet: Intriguing bouquet, floral notes of rose hip, dark plums and wild herbs. There are also rich savoury aromas like roast meats and fresh vanilla. All in all a pretty wild and complex set of aromas.

Palate: In the mouth, initial impression is one of immense structure. This young wine has ll the hallmarks of turning into a monumental long term wine, especially under screw cap. The attack is not aggressive but long and pronounced with the grainy tannins carrying the wine right through the palate.

Winemaker’s comments: For me this is a Dalwhinnie of old, one which reminds me of the great ’94. It is a masculine expression of probably the best Moonambel Shiraz we have made, a magnificent wine. Enjoy over the mid to long-term with heasant or rack of lamb.