The key to Amon-Ra Shiraz is the balancing the fruit and tannin extraction, rather than maximising it. The fruit has such expression that the aim is to preserve the characteristics of the vineyard rather than dominate them. The 2011 Amon-Ra reflects the absolute essence of the Amon-Ra style – generosity of flavour with finese of structure. The vivid purple colour displays the intensity of youth. An abundant nose full of dark fruits, plum, black cherry and hints of cassis with notes of mixed spice and anise. The palate shows vibrant blackberry and spice flavours with youthful, yet supple tannins leading to a long and sleek finish. As with other vintages of Amon-Ra, the purity of expression and multilayered structure will allow this wine to mature with elegance for decades to come.