Colour: Bright garnet red. Nose:Raspberry-leaf and pastille fruits (blackberry) jostle to the fore. Barossa boot polish high-notes arise – ever so discretely! Scents of delightfully appealing, almost pungent salty prosciutto /cassoulet/beef ragu/osso buco ... stock(s)? A quince jelly and inky-berried aromatic sign-off at this early stage of bottle maturation. More to be revealed over time. Palate: Juicy, dense and more-ish - a sophisticated varietal and regional matrix unfolds, stamped with Barossa integrity. But, what from what? Best guess: ironstone – from shiraz and a continuum of fresh red and dark berried fruits from its grenache and mataro stablemates. Super-fine tannins permeate across the palate, no doubt contributed by all three varieties. Background oak ever so distant.