Gourmet Traveller Wine

31st May, 2012

Nick Bulleid

Opened up to show ripe berries and well-handled oak... An attractive balance of red and dark fruits, with spice aromas and floral elements.  Fleshy palate with sweet fruits and a delicate mouthfeel.  A good balance of sweet and savoury...  There‘s a fine, yet defined tannin structure and the acidity is still in balance.  The wine‘s ready to be enjoyed and will age well.

Decanter

1st May, 2012

Steven Spurrier

Crushed blackberries and spice nose, impressive, succulent mouthfeel, stunningly expressed fruit and great length – this is one of the country’s best Shiraz.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

29th February, 2012

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, 90 points

Medium to full bodied, it fills the mouth with pure ripe berry flavours supported by lively acid and a medium level of rounded tannins, finishing long.

patricialangton.com

28th November, 2011

Patricia Langton

Delicately perfumed on the nose and beautifully worked fruit and tannins. A special wine for a special meal.

JancisRobinson.com

13th October, 2011

Jancis Robinson MW, 16 points

Healthy deep crimson. Tangy, lively and very ripe. Fine and boisterous.

Wine Spectator

31st July, 2011

Harvey Steiman, 92 points

Polished and focused, with peppery, savoury aromas and flavours around a lithe core of blackberry, dark plum and wet earth character, all of it mingling together harmoniously on the finish. This has presence and depth.

The Dubliner

17th May, 2012

Liam Campbell

Horse and leather saddle bouquet. Oaky and spicy veneer over deep and dark layers of blackberry fruits. A powerful wine with a blackberry finish.

JancisRobinson.com

3rd April, 2012

Richard Hemming, 17.5 points

Meaty, peppery, smoky bacon, soft tannins that have a lovely chalkiness. Refreshing, refined - really very good and good value.

Food and Travel Magazine

1st February, 2012

Chris Orr

A very modern Australian Shiraz – superbly ripe, juicy and spicy, with white pepper and lots of black fruit. Structured and rich, with long, knitted tannins, it’s also an elegant wine with a refreshing acidity. Notes of chocolate and oak.

Decanter

1st November, 2011

Rich, fleshy, flashy nose of red and black fruit, rhubarb and custard. Ripe, sweet juicy fruit, with a nice structure and texture.

TheWineDetective.co.uk

16th September, 2011

Sarah Ahmed

This is a favourite Aussie cool climate Shiraz, consistently good and the 09 is no exception...  There’s plenty of lift and layer with top notes of five spice and eucalypt and darker, meatier Szechuan pepper, clove, smoky bacon and mocha to its concentrated sweet boysenberry and juicy blackberry fruit.  Ripe but present tannins frame the fruit and lend texture.  Lots to like.

Australian Wine Companion

27th July, 2011

James Halliday, 96 points

Deep colour, vibrant hue; deep and compelling levels of ripe black fruits, savoury spices and well handled toasty oak; the palate is unctuous and silky, with black and red fruits combining with silky fine-grained tannins expanding across the palate with true grace and harmony; long and luscious.