A unique blend in its class with the use of Italian and Spanish varietals. Shiraz lead, the wine shows off forward fruit aromatics of violet, cherries and licorice accompanied by notes of classical cigar box spice. The palate follows the reputation of abundant dark red fruit and a classic tannin structure, finishing with balanced natural acidity.
About the harvest: Good long winter, but late rains and cold delaying pruning. Great windless conditions experienced for flowering resulted in a high yield vintage. February temperatures were extremely hot pushing ripening and this made for a quick harvest. Highest recorded tonnages for Waterford Estate. Whites challenging but the red wines have impressed.