The same layers of complexity and spice as the 2017, with all the ripe fruit and power hallmarks of the 2018 vintage. Bouncy and chewy, the tannins are woven into the fruit. Fruit, oak, acid and tannins are integrated and elegant, showing cohesion and harmony from the get-go. Cool-climate elegance is the lasting impression of this wine, as is the fine, chalky tannin profile that ultimately carries the fruit over the course of the palate. Very detailed. Margaret River can be responsible for seriously beautiful shiraz – this is one. Drink to 2031. 96 Points. Erin Larkin, Halliday's Wine Companion.
A splash of Malbec and 1% Viognier here.
Pretty, spicy, red and black fruit, white flowers and apricot. Medium-bodied, juicy blueberry and boysenberry, some grilled meat, dense tannin with pleasing grip, redcurrant with toasty mocha flavours, and a perfumed finish of good length. It’s a nice wine. Drink 2021-2027+. 92 Points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.