The 2015 Dead of Night is a dry, full-bodied red wine with a colour of deep ruby with a touch of purple. The nose consists of dark plum, blackberry, leather and cedar. The palate follows the nose with dark cherry and some earthiness. The wine has good structure; it’s bold yet has an elegance and silky tannins which one might not expect to see in a Tannat blend. The wine comes through with a smooth texture, toasty notes (due to the Hungarian barrels used on the Syrah) and a long finish.
This vintage is drinking especially well upon release but we expect, as always with Dead of Night, that it will benefit from aging up to ten years under proper cellar conditions.