“This wine has a heady illusion of sweetness and confection, and after that lovely slender syrup establishes itself, the oozes of prune and black-berry emerge, and entwine with the dark chicory and juniper tannins and the faintest whiff of harness leather. All over the primary fruit and vegetation, it begins to prickle like summer, with smells of rain on hot sunbaked sandstone and rusty galvo, and explosives in the quarry.” - Peter Fraser, Winemaker
This superb shiraz has a rich core of dark fruits, blueberries, chicory, juniper and dark chocolate. It’s big, voluptuous and brilliantly balanced with great fruit sweetness, grippy finely grained tannins and fresh acidity. Perfect drinking now but will cellar for another 6-8 years if preferred. If you like big, rich McLaren Vale reds, this one’s for you. Pair it with steak and kidney pie for a great night in..
Whole berries. Whole bunches. Wild yeast. All French oak, only 20% new.
Estate fruit, 50% whole berries, a portion of whole bunches, wild ferment and aged in French oak 25% new for 17 months. Excellent dark-purple hue; succulent and velvety texture with some power to the chiselled tannins, savoury yet pristine fruit the key. (Jane Faulkner)
James Halliday Wine Companion 2018, August 2017