- French word meaning ‘greyhound’, Lévrier are one of the oldest breed of dog appearing in ancient art and literature throughout history. Originally bred as hunting dogs, these majestic animals are constant companions in my life and have been associated with royalty, warriors and noblemen for centuries. Egyptian god of the dead, Anubis is represented as a man with a greyhound dog’s head. Depicted as a protector of graves, his role was to usher souls of the dead to safely into the afterlife. Tutankhamen and Cleopatra’s many greyhounds were entombed and sometimes mummified with their owners to protect them on their way into royalty afterlife. Personally selected single vineyard fruit from dedicated Barossa and Eden Valley growers, matured for 24 months in specific new French oak barrels and bottle aged for a minimum of 12 months before release.
Region: Eden Valley, SA
95 Points - James Halliday
"An exceedingly complex vinification, with portions going in and out of tank and in and out of new French hogsheads. The wine is so full-bodied it takes all the moves in its stride, blackcurrant fruit and expansive tannins helping provide balance and length."