Gardens is a term often used in the Barossa for prized vineyards and it is more than appropriate here. From the highly regarded Moppa subregion of the Barossa, this is a vibrant magenta colour. Young, plush, ripe, bursting with berry notes, it exhibits spices, florals, dark chocolate notes, raspberries and perhaps especially blackberries. It is seamless and intense throughout with very fine silky tannins, but don’t be deceived – the grip here is deceptively powerful. The palate, which is wonderfully long, has some notes reminiscent of warm earth after rain, while mulberries and black olive hints appear as well. Delicious now, it will easily do six to ten years in a good cellar. Like this a lot.
Arila Gardens Gardens of Moppa GSM 2020