93 Points || WINE ORBIT
Upfront and wonderfully expressive, the bouquet shows dark berry, rich floral, hazelnut and clove notes, followed by a flavoursome palate delivering excellent weight and silky texture. Tannins are fine and beautifully integrated, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2031.
-Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
The aromas are of a fresh berries and plum jam. It opens up on the palate to reveal blackberry and raspberry and an array of soft spices that will remind you of Christmas or Thanksgiving. The layers of flavor will surprise and delight. This is ready for enjoyment any time from release.
Our Shiraz was de-stemmed, crushed and pumped over twice a day for nine days.
The wine matured for 12 months exclusively in second and third use French and American oak to retain aromas and freshness in the wine.
Good ground cover formed from winter rains bolstered the vineyards through a warm and dry spring. Problem free flowering led to perfect berry development and a stable vintage. Langhorne Creek had cool nights, and this meant a long growing season. We were still harvesting until mid-April. This vintage will be heralded as one of the best of the last 10 years.