Featuring on the nose are spicy, leafy cassis and plum aromas with a gorgeous mocha perfume. The enticing aroma reveals a mixture of black currant and berry fruits with herb, olive and cedar overtones. The palate is smooth and harmonious combining juicy, sweet black currant and spicy berry flavours with cedar oak complexity and soft and soft savoury tannins derived from 2 years' maturation in French oak casks. The finish is long and savoury-driven by trademark Cabernet tannins.
Geoff and Susan Bull were early viticultural pioneers on the East Coast of Tasmania, establishing Freycinet Vineyard in 1979. It is situated adjacent to the picturesque Freycinet Peninsula, (latitude 42 degrees), which is named in honour of the French explorer Louis de Freycinet, who chartered the region in 1802. The 15 hectare vineyard is proudly family owned and the wines are 100% grown, produced and bottled on our estate. The site is a warm sheltered one within the truly cool Tasmanian climate. The vineyards are meticulously hand tended to grow moderate yields of fully ripe healthy fruit. The rustic winery houses 'state of the art' equipment to ensure wine quality is not lost. The wines are produced with great care, dedication and passion - they are a delicious liquid expression of our unique place on earth, the varieties and the season.
Leafy, tobaccoey, and slightly pencil-shavings oak overtones. The tannins are chewy and thick and coat the tongue heavily. Will it ever soften and mellow, is the big question.