Fermented in (open) oak fermenters. 10% whole bunches. 11 months in 500 litre French oak. Grown in sandy loam soils using PT23 and BVRC12 clones of shiraz.
A wonderful wine. Polished, powerful, characterful and satisfying. It tastes of nuts, smoked herbs, berries red and black, graphite and a dry, almost savoury version of licorice straps. Full array of flavours and scents and bright with them too. Utterly seductive, and impressive.
Rated : 95 Points
Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)