The Vintage:

A long drought affected vintage. The main effect was that the early drought  restricted canopy development at this site. Vintage was therefore longer than usual but this allowed good flavour development.

Vines though had good reserves and were not distressed, Stylistically the wine is very similar to the 2006 and remains in our typical elegant style but with some concentration.

The Wine:

Redish purple in colour, medium weight. On the nose shows raspberry, cherry and dried herbs. On palate shows the normal Serine style of supple fruits silky body very long, unctuous and very elegant, red fruit dominant but with some blackfruit,warm spice and finishes on soft tannins.

The Statistics:

13% alcohol by volume
6.4 gm/ l of total titratable acidity
pH 3.76