Beautiful aroma of dried prunes and apricots with some hints of mushroom and forest floor. The American oak backs the wine with some “sweetness” of black cherries and vanilla. The pallet is opulent and backed with ripe soft tannins and good acidic balance.
4* star John Platter
Gold Medal -
88 Points rated
Blanc de Noir
Vibrant pink, best described by a friend’s lipstick colour – “Pinker Bell”. The nose is a total explosion of Turkish delight, rose petal, and sweet cherry notes. The pallet is opulent with sweet red fruits, yet the dryness and low natural acidity gives the wine easy drinkability. So far the most interesting Blanc de Noir I have made from Mourvedre.
Fraternité Shiraz -
“The first time the Shiraz and Mourvedre are of good enough quality to put under
the farms label. A challenging growing season with warm spells made it very tricky
to decide on a harvest date. A beautiful blend showing each cultivars own characteristics
4 Stars in the Platter’s Wine Guide 2014
Silver Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
Silver Medal at Veritas Awards 2014