In 1850, 12 miles north east of Penola, Mr John Smith established a sheep station and called the site Comaum. By 1888, with the arrival of more families to the area, Comaum School was opened. Our premium Coonawarra vineyard is situated on the original school house site, and each year a special wine is released in its honour.
Vibrant and intense black cherry and forest berries, balanced with liquorice, spice and earthy notes. Generous red fruits are supported by fine boned tannins and underlying oak complexity, delivering a cool-climate Shiraz at its best.
Coonawarra shiraz is mostly overshadowed by the region’s cabernet sauvignon – easy to do given the decades of accolades the latter has garnered. Don’t do that here, as this northern Coonawarra grown iteration delivers much of what shiraz can do in the better blocks of the Limestone Coast, and sits very comfortably in its cooler climate styling. Plenty of bright fruits of the forest berry vibes going on, tethered to a typical regional dusty background. Good energy in the palate and vitality in the backbone, lip-smacking fruit and fine tannin finishing touches, all within a medium to full bodied style. Drink: 2022 - 2030; Price: $55.00; Rating: 93 Points; Tony Love
Sweetly fruited and richly expressed, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry compote, violet, cocoa and mixed spice aromas, followed by powerful yet graceful palate delivering excellent depth and opulence. Wonderfully structured by loads of fine tannins, it's beautifully harmonious and persistent. Tasted: March 2021; Drink: Now to 2034. Price: $55.00; Rating: 95 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
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