Deep rich red in colour, the nose is intense with aromas of ripe cassis, liquorice, and some spicy leather notes, combined with fine smoky French oak. The palate is solid and structured with a fine tannin finish.
Vibrant raspberry and black plum with a touch of chocolate and peppery spice. Subtle vanillin oak characters with soft, lingering tannins. Compared to recent years, Coonawarra's 2017 vintage was later than usual, with a cool growing season. Overall harvest temperatures were slightly warmer than average, producing full-flavoured Shiraz grapes that were picked at optimum maturity.
An outstanding nose, combining fresh, youthful cassis and mulberry fruit with some developed characteristics of cedar, smoke and mocha. The palate is opulent and intricately layered, with seamless oak integration and exceptional poise.
A complex array of plum and rich red berries seamlessly integrated with oak maturation notes of vanillin and spice. Excellent structure and fine grained, tannins contribute to a satisfying and lingering finish.
It is dark red, almost black in colour, with a very complex nose with hints of blackberries and cassis. This complexity carries over to the palate, rich, juicy and ribena-like, with plums and fruitcake characters showing through
Vibrant, unmistakably Coonawarra to smell and taste, bursting with flavours of blackcurrant, mulberry and herbs, and fine, elegant and juicy in the mouth. The wine is quite low in oak, with just a smidge of vanillin showing faintly on the mid palate, but otherwise the brambly, blackcurrant flavours demand all the attention.
The Cigar shows an intense complex bouquet of cherries and dark chocolate. There is lavender perfume and a touch of dried sage. The palate is typical of Menzies "The Cigar" wines, opening with a burst of plush ripe fruit reminiscent of mulberry compote. These fruit characters build the wine in the mid palate where they are met with a complex hint of ironstone. This vintage offers great length and…
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