MVPs are identified in youth and carefully nurtured. They show early promise and are given intense, individual tuition and the best environment to show their brilliance. They can be a bit awkward when young and occasionally intemperate but they soon fill out and grow into their skins and learn to control youthful emotions! Then you see the honed body, slick and graceful movements and the effortless, silken power of a true star.
DV7 (or Digs Vineyard Block 7) was established in 1941 and produces intense true varietal characteristics which carry through into this superb wine. Maturation in 100% water bent French oak for nearly 3 years. A style shaped for fruit concentration and varietal elegance.
This 2014 pedigree brew is remarkably bound like a tight purple cabbage so wants and needs a fair splash of air for at least an hour or two. Aromatic dominance of fresh pepper corn, black currant and milled cedar. The palate starts with a vibrant burst of dark berry fruits up front through a spiced chocolate middle to baked plums on the finish. Residual flavour length is truly remarkable.
Please use a decanter.