When Hilde and Ian (Duke) Ranson sold their clothing manufacturing business in 1998, they were able to fulfil a long-held dream of establishing a vineyard in the Porongurup subregion of Great Southern with the acquisition of a 65ha farm at the foot of the Porongurup Range. They planted shiraz and cabernet sauvignon and riesling. Hilde, a successful artist, designed the beautiful, scalloped, glasswalled cellar door sales area, with its mountain blue cladding. The appointment of Rob Diletti as winemaker will, if it were possible, increase the quality of the wines.
Cool-climate shiraz, people: get around it! White pepper, exotic spice and red fruit. Abundance and opulence with restraint. A core of intense fruit and fine-structured tannins. This is a banger. A beautiful wine that whistles a tune of purity - what expression! Red liquorice to boot. Absolutely yes. Price: $30.00; Drink to: 2035; Date Tasted: Oct 2020; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 95 Points; Erin Larkin; James Halliday Wine Companion
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