90+ pts Five consecutive vintages – Wine Spectator ‘Smart Buy’s 2018’
Not a sledgehammer style, this Barossa Shiraz is made for drinking! Soft, slurpy and textured it is balanced with good acidity, which refreshes the palate and makes you go back for a second/third glass. It is matured for 15 months in old French oak hogsheads sur lie to allow the fruit to fully express itself.
92 Points –
Soft on the oak and extraction so you can slam it down fast. Barossa Shiraz for Solo Men. This is a drink! Mainlines the soft, pillowy generosity of warm climate fruit with a brightness and general sense of slurpy, sweet but dry finishing fruit character. Pepper over black and red berries, light jammy touch but that is sorted out by a light smudge of tannin and brisk acidity. Batten down the hatches.
– Mike Bennie, WineFront.com.au