"........It’s just a wine you want to drink. It’s pretty and it’s structural and it’s peppery. It flows. It’s juicy. It’s good." 94pts - Campbell Mattinson - WineFront
"A particularly expressive shiraz with interleaving, luscious purple/dark red fruits with classy ripe tannins. Drink now or in 20 years, or any time in between." 95pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
"Single vineyard Yarra Valley syrah, grown on two blocks. The original vines were planted here in 1988. Yarra Valley and shiraz/syrah are a blessed combination. Unfined, unfiltered, lots of whole bunches. It’s a peppery, floral, twiggy shiraz but the fruit is both jellied and sweet and the tannin, as integrated as it is, is fine-grained-bordering-on-silty. The short review is that it’s a beautiful medium-weight wine. Or maybe this is a better review: a couple of sips and I’d pushed the bottle away from the other review bottles so that it can be consumed later. It’s just a wine you want to drink. It’s pretty and it’s structural and it’s peppery. It flows. It’s juicy. It’s good." 94pts - Campbell Mattinson - WineFront
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!