The Cream is blended at the optimum time from the best barrels from First Drop’s most prized vineyards to create the ultimate expression of Barossa Shiraz from the vintage.
A rich, textured, seamless wine that combines power and elegance. It’s seductive, with a pedigree that will see it mature for a further 10 to 15 years. Indulge now or reward yourself later.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Deep purple-black in color, the 2010 The Cream Shiraz is slightly mute with restrained aromas of black plums, black cherries and cedar over suggestions of mulberries and cinnamon toast. Full-bodied, taut and muscular in the mouth, it offers tons of black fruit and spice flavors that are well-poised and structured with a good backbone of bright acid and firm grainy tannins. It finishes long. Rating 94+, Drink: 2015 - 2025 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate #205 Feb 2013
Best barrels, best vineyards, best shiraz. The cream. Spends 24 months in 35% new French oak and 15% new US of A oak. Heavy bottle, fancy label, deep punt.
It’s monolithic in a way, but you let the wine go and sit back for the ride and there’s all kinds of pleasure here. Hedonism in richness of fruit, slurpiness of texture, concentration, groan of velvet tannins and lingering sweetness of fruit and shiny oak. Everything woven through itself, a seamless flow of thick, deep, dark red wine and lots to think over as you go. It’s not brutish, if anything you’d nearly say elegant. Like an immaculately chromed V8 engine. Would be keen to see what cellaring does to this wine too. Complex and controlled, big red wine done well. RATING 93+ Mike Bennie, The Wine Front (JUN/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
Lifted black fruit aromas with hints of smoke, tar, mocha, leather and spice.
Rich kirsch and black fruits, dark chocolate and licorice, balanced with textured, lingeringly seamless tannins.
Hare cooked with duck fat; pheasant pie
It’s seductive, with a pedigree that will see it mature for a further 10 to 15 years. So indulge now or reward yourself later.