"Deep ruby purple in color with dark fruit expressions of blackberry and plum complexed with savory French oak aromatics. The palate is full bodied and generous with an excellent depth of blackberry fruit supported by an excellent structure. The texture and structure will enable a cellaring potential of ten years or more."
"The Shiraz was sourced from old vineyards in the Krondorf, Greenock and Eden Valley regions. Fermentation with submerged cap took place in open stainless steel fermenters. 35% of the wine was then barrel matured for 15 months in new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 liters) and the balance in 2, 3 and 4 year old hogsheads. 14.5% alc."
"93 pts ... 'Editor's Choice' Dark berry and plum fruit dominates, but hints of mint, vanilla and cedar add interest. Somewhere between silky and velvety, this full-bodied, richly textured Shiraz finishes long and appears to have the tannic structure to age well, though it's delicious now. "
"96 pts ... From old vineyards in Krondorf, Marananga and Eden Valley, open-fermented with submerged cap (header board), matured for 15 months in French oak (35% new). Succulent, rich and powerful, with predominantly black fruits and some spice. The hallmarks are its supple mouthfeel and effortless balance."