A medium-bodied and complex wine with luscious raspberry and dark berry fruits, alongside liquorice, white pepper and spicy cedar notes. The palate continues with a generous, sweet-fruit mid palate with mocha oak notes and talc-like tannins providing excellent structure with a lingering persistence of raspberry fruits
The B&V Vineyard is on the western escarpment of Mt. Barker in the Adelaide Hills and is planted on micaceous schist soils. Named after Bob and Verner Symons who planted the vineyard in 1992.
PEAK DRINKING - Can be enjoyed now but will reward careful cellaring for up to 10 years.
FOOD MATCH - Barbecued meats
95 GOLD POINTS - 2023 Halliday Companion"Matured 19 months in French oak (58% new). Generosity is this wine's middle name, from the ripe, persistent tannins and the black-hearted fruit and spice to the well-laid coffee-mocha oak. Fragrant and complex in dark spice, licorice, nutmeg, blackberry, loamy earth and toasty oak, it goes on to form a solid tannin base on the palate with an impressive intensity. If you can, give it more time in the bottle." Jeni Port 03 August 2023