2019 Keepers of the Flame
Colour: Pale straw with green hues
Nose: Poached pear with star anise and lemon rind. Rich characters of yellow peach and cinnamon. Starting to show bottle age characters.
Palate: Brioche and grilled almonds with complex characters of grapefruit and cinnamon. There is a strength of fruit but with a soft plushness, due to some bottle age. Powerful but well balanced after palate.
Gently harvested fruit, pressed and oxidatively handled, cold settled in stainless steel, barrel fermented with 6% grapesolids added back to the barrel during fermentation. 4 weekly barrel stirring. This was a larger volume (110 barrels) with a barrel selection around 10 months from vintage.
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