"Deep ruby in colour with a purple hue; aromas of black cherry, cassis and pepper; flavours replay on the aromas with an emphasis on black pepper and smoke that linger on the finish; medium acidity and medium-high tannin." —winemaker
"Dark purple with youthful hues on release, the nose is a compelling mix of dark stone fruits, coffee and blackberries. The 2010 is supremely focused yet rich and rewarding on the palate. The flavours are intense yet restrained, showing brooding dark fruit characters, with cracked pepper hints, some minerality and great complexity. The astounding purity of expression and multilayered structure will allow this wine to mature with elegance for decades to come." —winemaker
"Vibrant red with youthful purple hue. Loaded with plums and dark berries on the nose with a touch of complex vanilla . A rich and mouth filling palate of blackberries and mulberries with a touch of spice. Fine tannins leave a crisp finish to this fruit driven style to drink now or enjoy over the next 3 to 5 years." —winemaker
"Color: A black core with a barely visible purple rim.
Nose: Classic Kalimna, with trademark red fruits and a familial old-worldliness. Juniper and blackberry fruits, and raspberry stick and red liquorice flavourings. A carbon black 'sumpiness'/quince paste amalgam laced with a ferric/formic piquant lift. Possibly oak-induced, barrel-fermented eugenol/pink peppercorn/fresh green-tobacco aromatics.
Palate: Viscous, Velvety, Voluminous. (Editors note: the BOLD V is deliberate) A 'tannin tsunami'… riding a ripe and even wave across the palate. Oak totally absorbed, allowing blueberry fruits and a black-pudding textural imprint to stake ownership during this phase. An energetic tension impatiently awaiting to be… unleashed, tamed?! Commands attention, requests little, appreciates your patience." —winemaker
"Dark ruby, with purple, black hues. Open, aromatic red and dark berry fruit aromas combine alongside subtle glimpses of dark chocolate and controlled oak spice. The soft, deep red and black fruit notes seen together on the nose also show in abundance on the palate where they are accompanied by a fresh acid line and a super fine tannin frame. These ensure some real balance to the wine and a drinkability and moorishness so often found in Barossa Shiraz." —winemaker