One of Australia’s icon wines, the vines 49 y.o. The decision not to use any new French oak and to limit the alcohol to 13.5% has resulted in a wine with a unique sense of place. It is also superbly balanced; dark fruits married to super fine tannins, another feature of a classic medium-bodied Hunter shiraz. I’m sure that Maurice O’Shea would approve of these wines. 99 Points. Drink to 2047. – James Halliday.