Levantine Hill Samantha's Paddock
The block that the experts said could not be planted. The steepness of the land and the presence of underground, rocky seams and outcrops were thought to be insurmountable. But by the grace of god and the use of a diamond-tipped drilling rig for seven months, we installed the perfect vineyard. Planted to the traditional Left Bank varietals, Samantha’s Paddock is our antipodean sonnet to the Premier Cru vineyards of Bordeaux. It features restrained fruit characters with subtle hints of cassis, blackberry, fennel, oak and leather. A mélange of fruit compote melds with savoury flavours, the silky texture winds through chalky tannins on the youthful tightly wound palate.
Alcohol - 12.5%
Cellaring - 20 years
$200 / 750ml Bottle