The 2016 Homage opens as a beautifully aromatic wine with interwoven berry purity and oak sophistication.
A floral, scented nose initially dominates with brambly, blackberry and licorice aromatics sitting in the background. The extra dimension of florality and seamlessness comes from increased vine age and the presence of whole-bunch fermentation.
2016 has produced a wine that is very powerful and fragrant with Italianate tannins. The wine shows great concentration and weight with a very crucial elegance.
The structure is tight and tense which will allow the wine to age gracefully for many years (10+)