"Fabulous magenta color intensity and matching depth of flavor with Georgia’s typical plum, red berries and mixed spice notes in harmony with rich tannins and balanced natural acidity. Another classic to drink or keep."
"Though “minimal intervention” is widely touted in the industry, the Laughtons are serious practitioners, adopting an old-fashioned, “less is more” approach. Common acid adjustments are not necessary in the Laughton winery, nor are additions of yeast or nutrients. Ferments run their natural course without cooling, malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously and none of the Jasper Hill wines undergo fining prior to bottling in their on-site bottling-line. Put simply, these wines make themselves; they are a pure expression of terroir, as unique as the land on which they were grown. Aged 15 months in 20% new French and American oak barriques. 13.5% alc."
"96 pts ... Strong crimson color; a thoroughbred from start to finish; the fruit aromas of spicy red and black fruits swing smoothly into the supple, gently mouthfilling fruits of the palate; it is luscious, but not extravagantly so, its tannins perfectly judged, oak likewise. Very different to Emily's, both equally good."
"95 pts ... '#60 Top 100 Cellar Selections 2015' When the alcohol levels are reined in to appropriate levels, this can be one of Australia’s top Shiraz. The 2012 is a stunning example of balance and finesse, combining youthful scents of cassis and toasty oak with floral elements. There’s ample weight and texture yet silky elegance at the same time, while already complex notes of orange pekoe and black currant are sure to gain even more with five or 10 years of cellaring."