Under the guidance of head winemaker Felipe Tosso, the winery was built in the Coastal Maipo Valley, where grapes for their first wines were produced. Three years later, they ventured into the Casablanca Valley and the prestigious Apalta Valley, the source today for Vina Ventisquero's premium wines.
Famed oenologist John Duval, who worked at Penfolds for almost 30 years, is one of the two names behind this bottle. Made solely of Syrah, the wine was aged 20 months in French oak barrels (50% new) and another 18 months in bottle before being released for sale. Flavours of charred wood, cassis and black chocolate mark the rather fatty, lasting mouth.