Here’s a beautiful rendition of a Barossa Shiraz that has some eye catching reviews with great pricing to match, the kind of wine that made people fall in love with the Aussie Shiraz category when it first came into our market a number of years back. It ticks all the right boxes. It’s plush and fleshy with generous fruit while the tannins, although present, are polished, making this a really lovely expression of a Barossa Shiraz with enough savoriness mixed in to play perfectly against the wine’s intense, juicy fruit. The perception about Aussie Shiraz has been righting itself after a few tough years and this is the perfect wine for anyone on the fence to get reacquainted with the category. It’s a delicious drop that once you try it you will have a hard time not coming back for a second glass.
Fresh and vibrant, this has the structure to suggest it has a lot of great drinking in front of it and should show well over the next 5 plus years quite easily.
94 pts James Halliday March 2022
A wonderful, plushly fruited Barossa shiraz packed full of vibrant satsuma plum and juicy blueberry characters, underscored by hints of maraschino cherry, Asian spice, violets, turned earth, roasting meats and a nuance of softly spoken oak. There’s depth of fruit and intensity here, but also a sense of sapid juiciness with ripe, fine, sandy chocolatey tannins adding ample support. The wine fans out with a plume of spiced plum fruits on the finish. Wonderful value.
94 pts James Suckling Nov 2021
This has plenty of intense, rich blackberries and dark plums, as well as some earthy notes, violet-like florals and blueberries. Dark spices, too. The palate has plush and richly fruited style with some handy depth to the tannins, which carry bold flavors. Fine yet rich tannins here. This is such a good all-round Barossa shiraz. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
92 pts Wine Spectator ‘Value Pick Of the Week’ 3/9/22
There’s a lot to admire in this complex, juicy red, which offers polished tannins and a core of fresh cherry and açaí berry flavors highlighted by notes of dried rose petal, sandalwood, salted dark chocolate and fresh tobacco. A hint of white pepper and a firming, malty Assam black tea hint lingers on the finish. Drink now through 2032