Fruit of exceptional quality is grown in dedicated parcels in our McLaren Vale and Clarendon vineyards, the 2010 vintage is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. The very small crop in 2012 produced small, intense berries with excellent tannin and acid structure.
The 2012 Moda is a wine of great depth, balance and concentration of flavour. Plum and spice intermingle with forest berry fruits, lurking below are deep currents of raisins and cigar-box.
Ageing in 50% new French and American oak barriques for 20 months contributes to the subtle layering - mocha, cinnamon, vanilla and cedar streaks ripple through the palate.
The considerable tannins are saturated by the sheer lushness of flavour.