Mt Billy Southern Fleurieu Circe 2005

Deep ruby red with a thin garnet rim. Appealing medium nose of black cherry, spice, and oak with some hints of sweetness. Dry, medium-plus acidity, and medium body. Medium level of soft but prominent tannins; the heat from the 14.5% alcohol is apparent and works well to bolster the flavours here. Which are black cherry, liquorice, and ripe plum, along with cedar and spice. Nice complexity; rich, powerful, deep. Good length with wood and pepper coming to the fore. Overall very good; recommended.

$35 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar. See Mt Billy Wines (warning: Flash site).

Mt Billy Southern Fleurieu Circe 2005

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