The wait is over... 'Pharos' our premium red wine has arrived! Produced only in exceptional vintages, a long warm summer produced optimum ripeness in our Bordeaux varietals. With a composition of 52% Petit Verdot 36% Malbec 9% Cabernet Franc 3% Merlot, each of the 4 varieties was de-stemmed and crushed separately into small open-top fermenters. After a period of post-fermentation maceration to add structure and balance, the wine was racked, the skins gently pressed, settled, then aged largely in new French oak barriques. Different coopers and forest origins were utilized to optimize the potential of each grape varietal. After 10 months, selected barriques were blended together. The wine was then bottled without fining and bottle-aged for a further 2 years before our very limited release of 250 dozen.
An intensely deep purple-red in colour, hinting of the complexity of aromas and flavours to follow: layered dark berries and plums, exotic earthy spices, leather and charcuterie. Savour chocolate, raspberry, liquorice and a lifted floral elegance on the palate with a brooding, lingering finish.