Black-hued ruby-red colour with slight purple hues. The nose shows good vinous presence and depth, revealing dark-red and black cherry and berry fruits with subtle notes of dark and fresh herbs, nuances of liquorice and spice, with violet floral suggestions. Medium-bodied, the mouthfeel has good vinosity and weight. The flavours of dark-red and black cherries and berries unfold to reveal subtle notes of dark herbs, spice nuances and violet florals. The fruit grows in sweetness and richness. Match with antipasto and tapas over the next 3 years. Fruit from the ‘Claim 431’ vineyard, Bendigo, destemmed and fermented with a portion of whole berries, partially by indigenous yeasts to 13.0% abv, the wine is aged in new and seasoned French oak barriques and in tank.