Some of the Petit Verdot in the blend, explained co-owner Hugh Jones was made available from Cathy Branson at Mount Burrumboot Estate - who also makes the wine - after the local starling population took a liking to the small berries in his vineyard !
There is an intensely dark colour to this 80/20 blend.
A touch of confectionary adds more complexity.
Dry, bold, good weight on a medium-bodied palate. The natural acidity and the tannic grip provide a fresh and vibrant finish. An awesome and compelling blend to while away the cold winter nights.