From the Single Vineyard series, this is a bit of a unicorn. It comes from a vineyard in the Adelaide suburb of Burnside. There are not a lot of city vineyards around the world and very few which hit these heights (Haut Brion may feel a claim to the elite city vineyard, but we’ll let that slide). This is under Diam – the rest have been screwcap – and is in a bottle with a massive punt and of a weight which would throw chills into the Health and Safety Department, so heavy is it.
Inky black and exuberant with bright notes of cloves, aniseed, coffee beans and black olives. A hint of delicatessen meats too. Balanced acidity and tannins plus good intensity and plenty of length. It does need time but is still delicious now.