"Tannins are in immaculate balance, the length is astonishing. Utterly superb!" 97 points, Olivia Mason, Decanter World Wine Awards
Trophy for Best Shiraz (2018 or older) at the Winewise Small Vigneron Awards.
"Mint and eucalyptus alongside sweet dark fruit, engine oil and smoky bacon. Tannins are in immaculate balance, the length is astonishing. Utterly superb!" 97 points, Olivia Mason, Decanter World Wine Awards
"Abundant sweet spice and red fruit, as well as licorice and tar. There's impressive density here with deep blackberry and chocolate flavours and bold, smooth tannins. Some convincing density and length." 97 points, Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com
"Hand harvested from 60–80+yo vines in Light Pass, Moppa and Mengler's Hill. Matured 18 months in 50% new French oak hogsheads; unfiltered. Packed with all the inimitable hallmarks of Barossa shiraz: mettwurst, licorice, high-cocoa dark chocolate, coffee bean, satsuma plum and blackberry. And a full, vibrant purple hue, to boot. Dense and full, well directed by firm, finely structured tannins that propagate a long finish." 93 points, Tyson Stelzer, Halliday Wine Companion
"An impressive deep, vibrant purple in the glass. The aromas are all deep and dark, with plenty of mulberry, dark plum, mint chocolate and plum pudding spice, there's also a graphite and iodine thing at play. Flavours are quite rich, slurpy and opulent, with a concentration of dark plums, chocolate, vanilla, spice and a eucalypt lift. There's a big, cuddly, large-boned wine here." 92 points, Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
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.