"A wine of great depth of colour reflecting the splendid 2009 red wine vintage. The bouquet hastantalising aromas of dark plums and black fruits with just a hint of oak in the background. It is aseamless wine with an excellent structure, its rich fruit reined in by firm tannins. A beautifulexpression of Barossa Shiraz, it will continue to develop in the bottle for five plus years. This wine is a perfect accompaniment with steak, roast beef and lamb and excellent with pizzaand meat based pasta dishes. It is delightful with aged cheddar or pecorino cheeses."
"Fruit was fermented on skins for seven days. Following pressing, clarification and blending, thewine was matured in French and American oak hogsheads for 12 months prior to bottling. Acid 6.53 g/L; p.H. 3.47 14.5% alc."
"92 pts ... Bright crimson-purple; drawn partly from the Eden Valley, and part from the Barossa Valley; the medium-bodied palate has excellent texture and structure, with fine spicy/savoury tannins running throughout underneath the black cherry, plum and dark chocolate flavours all signalled by the bouquet; oak, too, plays a positive role."