A fresh and perfumed nose, violets the leading impression over musk and blue fruit. The palate is rounded with great shape and feel in the mouth, and while the acid profile adds freshness and a precision to the flavours, the wine is by no means austere or lacking generosity. Flavour-wise it’s pretty classic Barossa Shiraz, full of black fruits, dried herbs and earth. Works as a young drinker or will certainly reward a few years down.
“Smooth operator. Lush, silky texture, lots of fruit flavour, dark berries, woody spice and some nutty complexity in there. Quite opulent but also with relative freshness in tow. Just over medium weight with good concentration and depth. Generous, but on the vibrant side. Right on. Feels very of the modern Barossa idiom.” 91 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront.
“Fruit from 6 districts across the Barossa Valley, 10% whole bunches. Wild fermented, foot stomped and 88% matured in old French oak hogsheads, puncheons and a large vat. Unfined. An impressively full, vibrant purple hue heralds a carefully blended shiraz that unites the districts of the central Barossa Valley. Judicious deployment of whole bunches and seasoned French oak upholds a resolute focus on classy blackberry, black cherry and satsuma plum fruit, nuanced with black pepper and violets. Finely textured tannins and bright acidity carry a finish of impressive line, length and potential. Great value.” 95 points, Tyson Stelzer, James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2022.
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