From a single vineyard in Stonewell where the soil is sandy loam over a limestone base (blonde in colour). Always showing perfume and jube-like blue fruits, this vineyard crops naturally at around 1.5 tonne to the acre. The final blend contained 1% co-fermented viognier for colour, lift and vibrancy. I use wild yeasts from the vineyard during fermentation to help convey the true character of the vineyard in the wine.
Fragrantly scented, tightly structured and finely poised - this wine shows the more reserved, feminine face of the Barossa. Delicately portioned and beautifully balanced its fragrant notes of flowers, creme de cassis and blackberry are supported by an underlying swell of black pepper, cocoa and minerals. Supple, smooth, intense, balanced and very very long and without any hint of over ripeness, its ease of drinking and current enjoyment should not limit what is a very good cellaring future. Really classy and individual wine, such as should be made more often in the Barossa Valley. A beauty. Gavin Trott ... for my tastes, the best of this oine yet, stunning wine.
It’s 100% Shiraz from the Stonewell sub-region of the Barossa. Classic Barossa Shiraz with layers of ripe sweet fruit, all plum, musk and chocolate, and just so seductive and so well done, it’s hard not to fall in love with the style. Ripe and thick chocolat-y tannin, a mouth-perfume and a smattering of earthiness. Succulent, balanced, and very long. Smell the velvet glove. Delightful.
Rated : 95 Points Winefront.com.au