(a 45/32/23 blend): Bright ruby. Pungent cherry, red berries, minerals and dried rose on the nose. Vibrant and well delineated, displaying sappy, youthful red fruit, floral pastille and peppery spice flavors. Finishes fresh and smooth, with an attractive light touch and silky tannins. Quite elegant and balanced to age.
(57% grenache, 37% shiraz and 6% mourvedre):
Bright ruby-red. Complex scents of red and dark berries are complemented by smoky minerals, anise and exotic spices. At once rich and focused, offering sweet raspberry and cherry compote flavors, silky texture and zesty mineral bite. Finishes long, with strong cut, lingering spiciness and no obvious tannins.
Inky purple. Sexy aromas of cherry-cola, cassis, mocha and vanilla. Round, dense and energetic, with a firm backbone to its sweet flavors of dark berry preserves, violet pastille and fruitcake. The dark fruit qualities carry through a very long, assertive finish, which features fully integrated tannins and a hint of candied flowers. These vines are reportedly between 85 and 120 years old
Native Goose Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2012
IPale, green-tinged yellow. Poached pear and a hint of iodine on the stony nose. Round and supple, offering pliant orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of bitter quinine. Finishes on a firm lemon pith note, with good clarity and spicy thrust.
Opaque ruby. Deep, smoke-accented aromas of cassis, blackberry and plum, with notes of pipe tobacco and lavender adding complexity. Dense, sappy and round, with rich dark fruit flavors and a hint of bitter cherry. A suggestion of peppery spices comes up with air and lingers on the sappy, subtly tannic finish.
Native Goose McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012
Brilliant ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied dark berries, anise, potpourri and licorice. Smooth and expansive in the mouth, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of violet. Finishes seamless and broad, with soft tannins and lingering spiciness..