Patricia is a muscular and complex flagship wine, named for the estate's matriarch, a tour de force of Victorian Shiraz, defined by a reverential handling of fruit, picked off Victoria's most exclusive vineyards. A sensational backbone from the distinguished Brown Brothers Heathcote block is vinified alongside parcels from superior sites in Bendigo, Henty and Valley King. A rich course of oak barrel ferments is followed by eighteen months in a luxuriously high proportion of new, French and American puncheons and barriques. Patricia finishes with immense length, profound elegance and fine, velvet tannins.
Intriguing deep inky colour. Ripe perfumes, aromatic blackberry nose supported by shavings of toasty oak, hints of cinnamon and white pepper. A fully intense palate, concentration of fruit, oak and tannins in amazing balance, its big, chocolatey girth of intense fruit flavours are underpinned by the savouryness of roast meats, cherry reductions and pan grille. Victorian Shiraz of extraordinary richness, stride and aplomb.