“Absolute top-flight Shiraz” – Andrew Graham
Hailing from South Australia comes this medium-bodied shiraz with vibrant fruit and spice.
Unapologetically cool climate Shiraz! A succulent wine with beautiful perfume, bright raspberry and boysenberry notes, and elegant tannins. Where 2019 was more opulent, this 2020 is sleek and tailored.
97 – James Halliday, The Weekend Australian
“A wine of towering richness and complexity, black cherries, liquorice, black pepper. Close your eyes, and this shiraz will give you a magic carpet ride to the upper reaches of the Rhone Valley. Most remarkable is the freshness of the wine, and the dark spices of a night time drink.”
95 – Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review
“40% whole bunches. 14 months in 1/3rd new French oak. An evocative smelling thing it is too – whole bunch cinnamon spice, red and blue fruits, a whisper of charcuterie and then a ripple of blueberry crumble. The medium bodied palate is finessed and yet ripe and plush, all at once, the alcohol even lobbing in some warmth though not intrusive. That palate is just so impressive – it’s inviting and plush and so perfect. Compelling in its balance and flavour. Maybe a little light on the tannins is the only criticism. Absolute top-flight Shiraz.”
94 – Campbell Mattison, The Wine Front
“It feels neat and composed though it also boasts excellent concentration of fruit flavour. This puts the runs on the board and lets them speak for themselves. Kirsch, boysenberry, smoked bacon and cedarwood flavours, though the driver here is fruit and lots of it. Tannin, integrated, keeps thing taut-enough, while twiggy spice notes add breadth. The aromatics of this wine are quite wonderful, all sweet berried and exuberant, and the palate too is in fine form.”