The 2016 Dead of Night is a dry, medium to full-bodied red wine with very deep purple colour and nose of black plum, chocolate and cardamom. The palate brings out characters of blackberry, cherry, leather and black licorice. The wine has good structure; it’s big and bold yet retains an elegance brought about by the finely calibrated balance of tannin, acid along with the fruit and savoury notes.
Dead of Night (surprisingly for such a well-structured wine) is approachable and drinks well upon release. However, this is also a wine that has the flavour intensity, as well the acid and tannin structure required to make it an excellent candidate for cellaring for up to ten years.