(2006 Vintage) A deep dark red with purple hues; intense lifted aromas of ripe dark plum blackberry sweet vanillin and spice with light subtle hints of blueberry and blackcurrant fruit all portend to a generous palate that is full flavored balanced and long. The mid palate's ripe berry flavors will with time reveal more complex characters such as dark chocolate liquorice wood smoke and warm leather as the wine ages and evolves.
- Nice color. Minimal sediment. - Rich bouquet. Prune, oak scent. - Med acid, light tannin, red fruit. - Deep flavor, but very light aftertaste.
This is the reserve. Very nice aroma and fruit that is a bit more acidic than expected for a Shiraz . Nice complexity and very smooth finish
Dark, lots of tannins, a bit of cherry- like tartness.
gift to kale. took to Billy and reins. loved it!
great every day wine
not as bold
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Buyer(2006 Vintage) Deep, dark red with purple hues. Intense, lifted aromas of ripe, dark plum, blackberry, sweet vanilla and spice with light subtle hints of blueberry and blackcurrant fruit, all portend to a generous palate that is full flavored, balanced and long. The palate, though big and opulent, has an elegant, smooth texture, some mocha and cedar oak character combined with ripe, dark berry fruit and fine tannins. The mid palate's ripe berry flavors will, with time, reveal more complex characters such as dark chocolate, liquorice, wood smoke and warm leather, as the wine ages and evolves. A full bodied, rich rewarding Shiraz that expresses the warmth of the Australian vintage and the riper flavors, obtainable from the renowned Limestone Coast regions - a wine both generous and harmonious. Excellent drinking now but will reward careful cellaring for six to seven years.
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/17/2015