Reviews & Tasting notes
Appearance: Excellent, deep cherry-plum colour, obvious alcohol tears.
Nose: Complex, harmonious combination of ripe blackberry fruit, rich spice and sweet vanilla oak. The nose evolves with time to reveal subtle, earthy, gravelly elements, reminiscent of the great Syrah styles of the world.
Palate: Full and rich in the mouth, the wine displays classically ripe Shiraz flavours of blackberries and plums. Hints of black pepper and spice add complexity, balanced by fine-grained tannins, a hint of oak, warm alcohol and clean acidity at the finish.
Martin Williams; MW.
The wine promises to evolve with grace over the next 3-5 years and is likely to continue for several years beyond. Displays ripe flavours of stewed plum and chocolate with firm oak and tannins. Slight menthol at finish.
Valmai Hankel, Adelaide Review April 2003
“Its year-younger sibling has the same deep colour and blackberry-spicy nose and palate, and a developing richness which shows the potential of the fruit as the vines mature.”
Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Tasting Notes for Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 – Master Wine Makers.
Appearance: Rich cherry-red in colour.
Nose: Blackcurrant, cherry and plum aromas are supported by underlying cedar and complementary French oak.
Palate: Mid-weight, spicy currant fruit with a touch of licorice and fresh herbs. Fine tannins and clean acidity frame an attractive, supple palate.
Tasting Notes for Shiraz 2002 – Master Wine Makers.
Appearance: Vivid cherry-crimson in colour.
Nose:Aromatic blackberry fruit overlies subtle pepper aromas. A judicious blend of French and American oak contributes complementary notes of vanilla and spice.
Palate: Sweet berry, cracked-pepper and sweet oak flavours carry right through from palate entry to the long, even finish. Fresh acidity and supple, ripe tannins complete the palate and promise good potential for development in bottle over several years.
Alcohol 13 %
Appearance: Bright pale lemon-straw.
Nose:Ripe white peach & honeydew fruit aromas combine with French oak. Subtle citrus and honey notes offer further complexity to the rich and intriguing nose.
Palate: Rich fruit, sweet oak and warm alcohol are balanced by cleansing acidity. The palate is long and even, showing a complex harmony of varietal, regional, vintage and winemaking characters.
Marsanne Rousanne 2004
Nose: Honey, almonds and fig from the wild yeast barrel ferment topped with fresh peach blossom and apricots.
Palate: Partial wild fermentation in old French oak barriques and some lees contact imparts surprising palate weight while still retaining freshness and vibrancy.
Pinot Noir 2004
Eye: Cherry red
Nose: Earthy aroma’s with a predominance of cherry and hints of raspberry.
Palate: Well integrated oak with hints of spice, mint and cherry. A full bodied Pinot.
Shiraz 2000— sold out
James Halliday (James Halliday; Wine Companion 2003; p183)
Medium red-purple; clean, dark berry fruit with gentle oak leads into a palate with abundant, sweet dark berry/cherry fruit, a touch of bitter chocolate, and fine-grained tannins; not over extracted.
Rating 87 Best drinking 2004-2009