Another full-bodied wine like the 2005 release before this which incidentally picked up a both Top 100 and a Blue-Gold Medal at the 2010 Sydney International Wine Competition. I see no reason why this wine should not be as good if not better given the 2007 vintage conditions. Winemaker
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
"Good depth of colour; a very complex wine that finished its primary fermentation in a mix of French and American oak of various ages; an array of warm spices, cedar and vanilla all add interest to a medium-bodied wine with good balance." Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011
"Impossible not to enjoy this. It's soft, generous, mouthfilling and delicious - all the big guns of red wine enjoyment. It tastes of sundry summer berries and cedary, coffeed oak, though in truth it all comes across as soft and seamless. Mighty fine wine to drink." Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh, Big Red Wine Book 2009/2010
"Big, rich shiraz with perfumed violet bouquet and very pretty, feminine palate with a silky mouthfeel and gentle, lingering floral flavours right to the end."4.5 Stars - Winestate ( 01 Jun 10)
"This is pretty much as good as Margaret River shiraz gets. Its a dark, brooding red, with rich, concentrated blackberry and dark plum flavours, juicy, velvety texture and powerful, fine, ripe tannins." Peter Forrestal, Sunday Times (20 MAR 11)
"It’s not the cheapest label on the market, but when you want quality it’s the way to go. This shiraz mixes it with the best. Smooth with nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and blackberry flavours. "Rating 91 - Peter Chapman, Coffs Coast Advocate, (06 Jan 11)
"Impressive smoked meats and raspberry aromas lead to a big spicy mouthful with red fruit, black pepper spice and deep-set grape tannins in a finish that lasts minutes." 89 Points - Robert Geddes MW Australian Wine Vintages 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark cherry red with a hint of magenta.
This wine upon release in March 2010 is still incredibly youthful and will open up and flourish as the year's progress. It is instantly recognisable as a beautiful Shiraz with real savoury notes dominating the bouquet..
Lovely elegant sweet jube flavour on the palate with some edgy herb and spice notes coming through. The oak, as befits our modern tastes, is restrained and subtle. Beautiful soft finish with plenty of length.
Certainly a wine which will handle careful cellaring for up to 10 years or more.
Great food match with beef, lamb, goat, game and venison dishes particularly if they are combined with spice,
sweet jus or balsamic reductions.