From the Eden Valley.
Fruit sourced from Tim Fechner's property, just north of Angaston.
Stewed plum, orange peel, bay leaves, liqourice straps and amaro (vecchio amaro del capo - personal favourite) is pretty predominant on the nose.
Round and plush mouthfeel upfront, with the characters from the nose carrying through to the palate, to fine grained / tightly woven tannin centred in the middle of the tongue. The mulberry like acid lingers on the tongue, with slight flavours of dried garrigue herbs coming through. Probably a little more easily accessible to the 2015 - which was a great food match and benefited from a good decant.
Poor limestone soil, +/- 350m above sea level, picked late in April.
Hand picked, plunged, pressed, bottled, labelled and loved.
2100 bottles produced.
Artwork: 'Bloke Art' hand marbled paper by Frederick himself, concept and design by Carlo Jensen.
Minimum Purchase - 6 Bottles Total (it can be mixed)