The new faces behind the Curtis Family Vineyards are Mark, Thomas & Jenna Curtis, with the guidance of their father, Claudio Curtis who lives on the vineyard just outside McLaren Vale. The name Curtis is thought to derive from Curtius, a noble and wealthy family of the First and Second Centuries AD, the Roman Empire era originating from the Latinium people.
It is gloriously fruited and inviting on the nose showing blackberry, spiced plum, vanilla, smoked game and pepper spice aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is powerfully graceful. The wine is expansive and mouthfilling with delectable flavours and polished tannins. Super tasty. At its best: now to 2027. Price: $100.00; Rating: 96 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
60+yo vines, matured in 100% new American oak. The back label of this and its Martins Vineyard sibling describe the fruit as red. Try as I might, I couldn't get past black fruits, licorice and a thick vanillan coating of American oak. Like its sibling, has a life that will ultimately depend on the Diam cork. Drink to: 2056; Price: $100.00; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 94 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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