Robert Oatley Vineyards is the reincarnation of the Oatley family winemaking dynasty. Wine is ‘in the blood’ of our late founder Bob Oatley and his eldest son Sandy, leader of the family business founded upon a four-decade passion for grape growing, wine making and marketing – the combination of which has seen the Oatley family rise to the top of the Australian winemaking scene. Over forty years of nurturing grapevines and making wine has taught the Oatley family many lessons. Site selection is paramount, that ‘sense of place’, as where you choose to grow your grapes is vital to both style and quality. The Oatley approach is to overlay this philosophy with an outstanding team of grape growers and wine makers, using the best possible equipment, to allow them every chance of producing a winner. The task is clear: to craft wines that have varietal clarity, focus and which reflect their provenance – in a very modern fashion. Wines of character and integrity.
This wine shows a mix of power and austerity in its mélange of red and black fruits, sweet pipe tobacco, flowers, herbs and spices. Fine-grained tannins offer grip to the plush palate, lending focus and balance on the finish.