The final wine is little robust. Again, the emphasis is on rich, spicy plummy fruit, supported by the key elements of structure: acid, alcohol and tannin. While quite closed immediately after bottling, only a short time in bottle has seen the fruit and oak emerge, and the palate shows intense ripe strawberry/dark cherry characters before the sweetness of the oak provides a balancing note. Fine tannin contributed by skins, stalks and oak provides persistence and length.
Nepenthe: described by Homer in The Odyssey as an Egyptian herbal drink so powerful that it eases grief and banishes sorrow from the mind.
Up here in the cool heights of the Adelaide Hills, Nepenthe produces some soul reposing potions of their own: uncompromising wines of outstanding quality and internationally recognised distinction. Wines that, strangely enough, have been impressing both critics and consumers with their varietal faithfulness and subtle Adelaide Hills nuances. But wines this... View More