“Numbered for the year in which was planted. Shiraz is my most challenging, yet rewarding variety. The vines grow like crazy – producing tiny, flavour packed berries. I’m constantly trying to tame this wild child, yet am amazed by its power.
- NSW - Orange
- New South Wales
93 Points / 5 Stars. This one is of the salad-garden, lightly herby style - as distinct from the pungent Kiwi style – of sav blanc. It's ripe but restrained. with good concentration (rare in this varietal) plus excellent tanginess, finishing crisp and dry. Huon Hooke Gourmet Traveller WINE Jul-09
"This is a shiraz viognier for the discerning drinker. Its a top-notch cool climate shiraz. The viognier is almost impossible to detect in the apricot, honey sense; instead it’s used to heighten the spice. The result is a great food wine, especially with a well-hung steak." Sydney Morning Herald, Greg Duncan Powell (Australia), 13 Sep 08
91 Points. "Abundant depth and concentration of flavour; blackberry, spice and just a hint of viognier lift to the aroma and flavour." James Halliday Wine Companion 2009, James Halliday (Australia), July 08
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep bloody velvet.
Lively white pepper and warmed aniseed. Layered aromas that keep revealing more.
Clean blood plums driven by a richness of silky ripe tannins. All in harmony with lovely lingering length.