Full dense red with vibrant scarlet highlights. Attractive spice and black pepper with savoury fruit notes enhanced through the elegant use of oak that has integrated to complement, rather than dominate, the nose. The palate shows definitive Shiraz flavours with the richness to be expected of a McLaren Vale wine. The tannins are tight and long with a round texture to give excellent persistence. The wine will best match full flavoured meals, such as tender beef, or rich vegetarian dishes.