- Silver - Sommelier Wine Awards 2011
Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2009 Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz presents ripe, rich, blueberry compote and warm blackberry notes with hints of cloves, liquorice and earth. Full bodied with good concentration of pure berry and spice flavours, it is nicely balanced by crisp acid and a medium level of rounded tannins, finishing long.
Dark blackberry and foresty notes. Supple, well-rounded palate with a creamy chocolate and raspberry flavour, and citrus acidity.
Has lovely definition to the fruit [and] all the bountiful generosity it should have.
Good crimson-purple...the complex bouquet of black fruits with hints of liquorice and oak leads into a long and intensely savoury/spicy black fruit palate, the 25% French oak sewn into the wine.
The Barossa representative of a new project set up to make wines from different regions in South Australia, this is a really sumptuous, glossy, well-made Shiraz. An intense hit of dark peppery blackberry fruit and cocoa fills the palate, which is textured with soft silky tannins. Easy-drinking but not in the least bit facile.
Vibrant floral aromatics highlighting blueberry notes. There are bright black plum, dark cherry and chocolate flavours that are rich and concentrated, fleshy almost velvety texture and balanced fine, ripe tannins. It has the structure, weight and tannins to improve over the next few years.
Supple, fresh-tasting and juicy, with currant and blackberry fruit, finishing with a tangy mineral note and lingering easily.