Shiraz / SyrahRegion:
Vibrant dark cherry red. Black mulberries, mint and spice with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Rich, ripe dark cherries, blood plums and mulberries. An elegantly crafted palate with fine tannins and a long finish.Barbecued Wagyu with garlic mash, roasted beetroot and a fresh garden salad.
Grapes come from a selection of vineyards in Heathcote. Two are off the deep red Cambrian soil and the third comes from tougher more gravelly ground. The Cambrian delivers intense wines with chocolate and earth while the other terroir is more highly fragrant with good acid and sweet fruit.
Deep red colour with a strong purple tint, youthful and bright to regard. The bouquet is restrained but has an interesting spiciness, cloves, nutmeg; the palate full-bodied, soft-textured and mellow. Fleshy mouth-feel. There are lots of supple tannins that should see it age well, but the wine is also very approachable now. The Real Review, 3 April, 2022
Hand-picked fruit from 3 vineyards, each parcel kept separate. Crushed and destemmed. Racked off gross lees and into barrel for mlf and maturation in French barriques (28% new). Contains a powerful fruit component from ancient Cambrian soil, which helps explain the generosity, energy and textural intrigue in this wine. Packed with blackberry, dark chocolate and dried herbs. Rolls out across the palate with an earthy warmth and fine tannic edge. One to age. Jeni Port . James Halliday Wine Companion 2022, 13 August, 2021