This is VERY special and rare wine, made from grapes harvested from vines planted in 1847, probably the oldest Shiraz/Syrah vines on earth. It’s hard to explain exactly why this wine is SO special, but it is. It is haunting and magical in a way that just cannot be replicated in younger vine wine. The wine is weighty, yet elegant and smooth, with strong and pure spicy berry and cherry fruit, fine, rich tannins and just a hint of cocoa and vanilla bean from the top-notch oak aging. It has considerable heft and power, but remains very well balanced, with proper natural acidity. The finish is long, subtle and ethereal. And it has that special complexity and depth that only ancient vine fruit can bring. If you’ve never had an ancient vine wine, you owe it to yourself to try one. Ageable for another 3-10 years, it is drinking very well right now with decanting. There were 370 cases made and very few make it to the US each year. We got the last 6-pak available, so don’t delay and miss an opportunity to get this one-of-a-kind wine.