Yet another seemingly low end TL wine to play substantially above its station. Deep fruited, trademark gravel tannin, long length. Lots of class. Fruits are just standing to turn and get porty but at 12yrs absolutely no cause for complaint.
Could be a cleanskin with a label for all I know. But, somewhat better than expected. Yes full bodied and little clumsy but certainly pleasant and there are clear hints of medium climate (ie Southern Heathcote) class and minerals to keep me interested. Decent drying length.
A classic example of the house TL style - deeply fruited, dry, long gravelly tannin - very recognisable even for a nufty like me. Finishes a touch short but it is 12 years old. And, considering the appelation, a great showing. The one criticism is that the house style does drown out any typical Crozes trait (perhaps a +ve?).