The aromatics have what is now a trademark Samuel's Gorge black fruit spectrum as at its core. The estate vineyard delivers dark mulberry notes with amazing consistency. A unique ridge top with hungry ancient soils, the full ark of the summer light with a view of the sea. Take these extraordinary elements and apply exceptional viticulture (thanks to the Youngers and the team) and you end up with stunning fruit year - in year-out no matter the conditions of the season. We fold in other flavors and nuances from other selected fields across the Vale. Some miso from the coast, cinnamon from the sands, liquorice from the Biscay clay, dark cocoa from the loam. The aroma has fine details of heritage Mahogany and ancient dark coal. The palate is seamless, no peaks or troughs but an even, silky cloak of flavor over the tongue and well beyond.