"Dissecting this is for wankers - real wine drinkers will simply enjoy it. And if you do, your autopilot palate will tell you it's a decidedly good trattoria wine." 90pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
"Rob Gibson spent much of his working life as a senior viticulturist for Penfolds, involved in research tracing the characters that particular parcels of grapes give to a wine, which left him with a passion for identifying and protecting what is left of the original vineyard plantings in Australia." James Halliday
"A well named blend of grenache, shiraz, merlot, primitivo, tempranillo and mourvedre, a minestrone with alcohol in its tank. Lots of flowers, spices and bramble just for a start. Dissecting this is for wankers - real wine drinkers will simply enjoy it. And if you do, your autopilot palate will tell you it's a decidedly good trattoria wine." 90pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.