2013 Tasting Notes
2013 Indigene was sourced from six vineyards averaging 70 years of age (ranging from 20 to 110 years) located in pockets of quartz shot clay and silty sand soils across the Barossa Valley at elevations of between 230 and 420 m.a.s.l.
Deep, complex and masculine aromatics. Higher-toned dried dark cherry, blueberry, violet laced blackberry fruits, fresh bay leaf and pickled walnut rise over a darker core of suede, Indian ink, hardwoods, brazil nut, coffee and boudin noir.
Intense and concentrated, yet not expansive. Dark, savoury and saline elements find balance against fleshy, elemental fruit. Initially subjugated by the unresolved core of red and black fruits, stony acids and fine sandy tannins build to drive the finish, fresh and firm. The restrained complexity of old vineyards and the generosity given by the Barossa’s ancient soils are both evident in measure.
2012 Tasting Notes
Deep vibrant garnet
Restrained yet deep aromatics range through hazel nut, sandalwood, bay leaf, iodine and nori to more primary elements of fruity bitter chocolate, dried cherry, griotte and blueberry with time in the glass. Displays the warm savoury depth of old vines and ancient Barossa soils.
Initially shy on the palate, stony, herb laced blue fruits – builds with air a strong savoury fruit core that flirts with opulence – a discreet richness held in check with finely chiselled sandy tannins and blueberry like acids. Displays a lovely measure of flesh and bone. Strongly regional. Soulful.