Emilie scored this wine: 95/100
The wine that made us change our mind about Australian Shiraz.…
Presentation: Distinctive label, which we’ve come to associate with very good Australian Shiraz
Appearance: Deep purple, about as dark as you can get – verging on ink
Nose: Medium-to-pronounced nose, jammy black fruit (blackberries, blueberries, cherries), toasted wood, lavender, violets
Taste: Dry, full body, high acidity, high, round yet drying tannins, with notes of jammy black fruit (blackberries), new leather, new toasted wood, cedar, ink
Finish: long jammy blackberries and leather
Overall impression: This Shiraz is big in all respects. It pairs excellently with blue cheese, matching it at each step, which means you need strongly-flavoured foods with this, BBQ or otherwise. Although a little on the expensive side for an Australian Shiraz, it’s worth every penny in our view. Enjoy it now or keep it 2-5 years to see it develop even more.