93% Shiraz and 7% Cabernet from the same vineyard in the McLaren Vale wine region.
Small opens, hand plunged, and pressed. Several batches are kept separate until final blending. Matured in new and seasoned French Oak for 18 months.
Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.49 | Acidity: 7.16g/L
“Deep, dark, rich red/purple colour, with an appealing bouquet of dark chocolate-coated blackberries and black cherries, subtly laced with dried herbs. The wine is full-bodied and rich, soft and rounded but possessing abundant tannins, the finish dry, cleansing and long. Very attractive shiraz, already approachable but also cellarworthy.” 93 points (#10 of 77 McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016) – Huon Hooke
“We’re scoring this 94 points for now, as it’s a brooding, thick, sleeping giant. Confidently, this scores 96+ for potential. An individual vineyard wine produced from very low cropped grapes and displaying super plush black fruit, liqueur black cherry, graphite, dark chocolate, ripe tannins and spicy black pepper. It’s dense, very “McLaren Vale”, harmonious, if a bit shy, and promises to have a very successful future.” 94 points -DMWP