The fruit used for No.89 is from the 20 year old vines that exhibit powerful spices and peppery flavours- a representation of a classic cool area Shiraz. The oak adds complexity, but the intense fruit restrains and helps harmonise. The flavours are vibrant and follow the aroma of spicy fruit characters; dark cherry, ripe plum and a hint of clove and nutmeg. There is 1% Viognier co- fermented in this wine and it contributes to a very subtle softening of the cool climate spice. Soft fine tannins combine with great length of flavour to give a wine of youth that will repay with cellaring- a very complete and elegant wine.