Color: Inky and opaque – dark ruby to the rim
Aroma: A complex nose displaying dark plum, black, and blueberry fruits with subtle hints of anise, dark chocolate, spice, and smoky oak.
Palate: The ultra-regional, remarkably pure, full-bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz creates a luscious, rich palate. Well, balanced with layers of chocolate, leather, and earth revealed. Silky tannins complete the picture.
Suggested food pairings include strong cheeses, and grilled as well as roast meats.
96 points - James Halliday
92 points - Huon Hooke
95 points - Jeremy Oliver