2004 RESERVE - Indian Summer

2004
Indian summer

 

Season
9.5/10
Exceptional, long hot summer, cool nights. One of the best seasons for many years enabled prolonged ripening and a late harvest. Fully ripe grapes with intense flavour.

 

Description
A much broader, fuller wine than the 2003 requiring longer maturation prior to release. Golden in colour and exhibiting luscious aromas of lychees, melon fruits and scented honey. Aromatic, fruits and spices with intense fruit sweetness, yet finishing drier than would be expected. Tropical fruit flavours, accentuated by pineapple and mandarin orange to shine through. Perfectly balanced with delicate spicy accents of nutmeg and vanilla.

 

Technical

Brix at harvest: 25° Brix average
Alcohol: 14.5% vol
pH: 3.3
Total acidity: 6.5 grams/litre
Residual sugar: 20 grams/litre

 

Cellaring potential
Not yet fully developed, this incredibly full-flavoured wine will continue to evolve well into the middle of the next decade. 2015 plus.

 

Availability
SOLD OUT.