Burrowing Owl’s flagship blend opens on aromas of cassis, red currant, burlap, roasted red pepper, chocolate, paprika and some pretty violet floral notes in the background along with a hint of toasty oak. The palate is firmly structured with a full body and genuine intensity. There is toast, creamy oak, a mixture of red and black cherry, blueberry, black plum and some complexity added with baking spice and a little marzipan. It has the structure and flavours to age well, but you can also enjoy now paired with slow roasted lamb shoulder or beef Wellington. Rhys Pender, Master of Wine.
During this period we revisit the potential "assemblage" (blend) four separate times, constantly tweaking and changing our potential blend until we are satisfied we have found the best possible combination to represent the vintage. After 18 months the components are combined and barreled for another three months to integrate the blend allowing the it to integrate and soften in this final composition. After bottling the wine is aged another year in a temperature controlled environment before its final release.