A generous palate structure with ripe fruit flavours of raspberry, light plum and sweet spices with underlying distinctive pepper of Coonawarra Shiraz.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Mid garnet, red hue; understated red and black fruit bouquet, with spice and a suggestion of mint; the palate is juicy and full of crunchy red fruit, drying yet fine-grained tannin, a hint of brine and long and savoury to conclude.Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian companion (AUG/2011)
What a superb wine. Comes from the outstanding 2008 vintage. Has an earthy savouriness of full-ripe Coonawarra fruit on the nose with a liberal amount of American oak. It’s just so beautifully balanced, with a soft, fully ripe tannin structure and layers of fruit and oak complexity. Great potential. Rating 95 - Ray Jordan, Weekend West (05/FEB/2011)
A stellar example of Coonawarra shiraz. Matured in a combination of French and American oak, supple and yummy with intense plum and berry fruit flavours, integrated spice, poise and balance, fine, soft tannins. Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury (17/FEB/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Very deep dark plum reds with bright purple tinges.
Attractive raspberry fruit highlighted by subtle sweet oak maturation notes. Intricate levels of complexity with light licorice, spicy plum and black pepper enhanced by the vanillin and chocolaty oak aromas.
Richly layered with ripe fruit, complex spice and oak. Appealing raspberry and plum fruit with underlying licorice and sweet spices are combined with vanilla and chocolaty oak maturation notes. Fine grained tannins enhance the lingering savoury fruit flavours.
Suggested cellaring is 8 to 12 years.
Pepper crusted beef sirloin served with a potatoand celeriac galette, string beans and drizzled with a sherry reduction.