"Rich and opulent, the palate is an attack on thesenses, however it is also restrained by encompassing but silky tannins. There is layer upon layer of flavours from the dark and brooding blackberry fruit to the more subtle spicy, toasty oak."
"Each parcel of fruit for Savitar was fermented on skins for 15 days. This slightly longer time on skins ensures a tighter overall structure setting the framework for elongated ageing. Following fermentation, the wine is pressed, and then transferred to oak barrels for maturation. The wine remains in barrels, on lees, for approximately18 months before individual barrels are carefully selected for the final blend."
"92 pts ... Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Savitar Shiraz is redolent of blueberry compote and blackberry preserves with hints of sauteed herbs, mocha and bark. Full-bodied with mouth-filling blue and black fruit preserve flavors, it has a medium level of chewy tannins, balanced acid and finishes with good length if a little warm. Drink it now to 2019+."