Parcels of fruit were selected from vineyards in the Great Southern and Margaret River regions at optimal maturity and flavour ripeness. The fruit was held cold for a period prior to fermentation to enrich the colour and flavour. A steady fermentation enabled 10 days on skins for optimal colour and tannin extraction. The finished wines were then aged in a combination of new and older French oak for up to 12 months.
‘These wines established our reputation for quality and consistency - year in year out; wines with clean, expressive fruit and compelling value for money.”
Gavin Berry, Winemaker
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
"Full purple-crimson; only the southwest of WA could produce a juicy wine of this quality at this price. It counterpoises juicy red berry fruits with savoury black fruits and fine, persistent tannins. Good now, even better in 10 years (or any time in between)." 94 points - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2014, 10 July 2013
"A very good shiraz, which offers outstanding value for money. The colour is deep, dark purple - red and it smells of plum jam and sweetly floral notes, turning mulberry-ish in the mouth. It's medium-bodied and slightly lean with good length and a lively freshness. Drink 2013-2018." 89 points - Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, April/May 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark ruby red with a purple hue.
Intense ripe raspberry, plum and dark chocolate aromas.
Rich, intense palate of concentrated raspberry, plum and dark berry fruit characters. White pepper notes are evident and are nicely balanced with integrated oak flavours and smooth, soft tannins.
4 - 5 years