A modern style of Australian red that also respects the tradition of regional and varietal blending to make a more rounded wine. The wine shows intense plum fruit sweetness from the Shiraz with dark berry and chocolate characters. The Cabernet component adds to the length and fullness of the wine. After fermentation in the traditional open top vats, both parcels were matured separately before blending in December 2011. The blended wine then finished its maturation in French oak barriques until bottling in late May 2012.