Original 1969 plantings of Shiraz and Marsanne with additional Shiraz planted across the 1990s.
Follows Bailey Carrodus's method of co-fermenting small amounts of viognier, marsanne adding floral notes, and mataro adding spice. It's another exquisite wine from '17, capturing all the senses immediately you assess the bouquet and palate. It's only just into medium-bodied territory, but it's mouthwatering in its intensity, red fruits flying high like a gaudy scarlet kite. Drink to: 2042; Price: $120.00; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 99 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
Deepish red colour with a purple tint and a reserved bouquet of red and darker fruits, laced with subtle spices. A hint of oak char. It's medium to full-bodied and very elegant in the mouth, with fine-grained tannins and some appealing cinnamon nuances to the mixed spice aromatics. The wine has a refined, silky texture and glides through the mouth. Red cherry and raspberry fruit flavours predominate. It's not a big wine, but the aftertaste lingers on for a very long time. Outstanding! Drink: 2019 to 2037; Price: $120.00; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
A firm and silky-tannined red that has such polish, richness and beauty. Lots of spice and fruit-tea character, as well as plums and berries. A blend of 95% shiraz, 3% mataro, 1% viognier and 1% marsanne. Drink now. Screw cap. Rating: 96 Points; James Suckling
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