What the Critics say
Barossa shiraz, traditionally styled, and so very good at it. It’s a seamless release and a powerful one. It’s loaded with dark berried flavour but it’s more than just mid palate; everything pushes impressively through the finish. Milk coffee, graphite, rich plum and peppercorn. Everything sings in tune. Everything nails the brief.
This Shiraz is sourced from 5 vineyards on the ‘floor’ of the Barossa Valley plus 3 in Eden Valley which includes one 110 year old parcel. It was bottled slightly earlier to preserve the primary attributes of the quality fruit.
This wine was aged in French and American oak and shows great primary, regional characters of plum, blackberry, anise and cedar oak. The palate is layered and plush, and the fruit tannin dominates the oak tannin. Medium to full bodied, the wine is long and comes to a clean finish with the fruit tannin providing a defined, but not abrupt end.
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