Aromas of damp earth and toast with baking spice and bacon notes. A rich and fruity palate with fine tannins and good length.
Wine Maker Notes
Fruit for The Protagonist is sourced from two low yielding mature vineyards (approx 30 years old) located in the Tanunda and Lyndoch sub regions of the Barossa Valley. Fruit is picked at optimum ripeness, with individual parcels matched to a selection of new and older American and French Oak where it was matured for 24 months prior to blending and bottling. The Protagonist was bottled with minimal filtration to maintain intensity of colour, structure and flavour
Fruit is sourced from two low yielding 20 year old vineyards located in the Tanunda and Lyndoch subregions of Barossa Valley and from 45 year old vines planted in Eden Valley fruit. The wine matured for 20 months in French and American oak prior to blending and bottling.