The 2016 vintage surprised many, turning out some luscious, perfumed reds with excellent weight and flavour. After a much
drier than normal spring in 2015, we saw significant rain events through November, December and January. And then it stopped!
This is a new vineyard in the Hart & Hunter portfolio, with fruit coming from the old Somerset Vineyard. The block is from dry
grown 1968 plantings, which definitely makes it one one the stalwarts in the Valley, and in turn has produced a wine showing a definite sense of place. The wine is sumptuous yet elegant and fruit driven with bright cherry flavours. Aromas of dried herbs, violets
and cherry vanilla with lovely red berries and a juicy persistence of flavour, finishing with silky soft tannins. A wine that is drinking perfectly now, but will age gracefully with good cellaring.