Vineyard

Mclaren Vale

Vintage

2017

'Black Ops' Tasting Notes

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Vintage 2017
Region McLaren Vale
Winemaker's Notes A superb vintage for both Saperavi and Shiraz. The ripening was steady and untroubled by heat spikes; allowing ample time to lay down flavour and intensity. Unbelievably dark colours and amazing depth of flavour on the vine that steadily built throughout maturation. A smooth and successful op.
Drink 2-8 years
Bouquet Chunky, dense, and invitingly unusual. The Black Ops is a blunderbuss of fruit and spice, loaded with plums, roses, anise, cloves, and thyme.
Palate An enormous mid-palate supports prettier florals amongst the deeper black fruit and mollasses notes. The tight, balanced fruit, is crunchy, fresh, and intense.
Food Match Take the path less travelled: kangaroo with dukkah crust or redcurrant glaze; or maybe roast pork brushed with soy and black bean.
Analysis ALC: 14.9% TA: 6.61 PH: 3.62 RS: 2.5g/L