“A Shiraz Negroni. Spiced blackberries, a thick curtain of sheer concentration and penetrating blackness. Ripping tannins are formidable but perfectly in pitch with the mass of power within. Still light on its feet and primed for enjoyment. Stunning.” 98/100 DMWP
“Deep, dark red/purple colour with a rich, coconut and chocolate bouquet, the palate very full-bodied and deep, dense, luxuriously rich. The tannins are massed and imposing, persisting long on the aftertaste. A whopper of a wine, concentrated and very enduring. An opulent, buxom wine which would suit long-term cellaring. 29/5/2017″ 95 Points, Huon Hooke, Huonhooke.com
*Selected by Huon Hooke to represent Australia in the Six Nations New World Challenge
A spectacular rendition of the variety; the seductive bouquet shows dark fruit, mocha, black olive, cedar and mixed spice aromas, leading to sumptuous palate that offers delectable fruit flavours as well as savoury undertones. The wine combines power and grace, and is brilliantly structured by loads of polished tannins, ensuring its gradual development. At its best: 2019 to 2030. AU$75.00. 95 Points TONY KEY REPORT
“A deep red in the glass, the nose has a richness from judicious use of quality french oak that gives the perfect base for plum and dark cherry to make their mark with support from floral violets and potpourri notes.
There is plenty of upfront vanillin oak that is soaked up by dark plum and ripe blackberry fruit, tannins have a graphite like note to them which is a great textural contrast, there is a return of floral red cherry to finish that rounds out what is an exceptionally attractive and moreish McLaren Vale Shiraz worthy of the price tag. This will live for a long time. Optimal Drinking 2017 – 2030, 95 Points.” Patrick Eckel, Winereviewer.com.au