Structure, elegance and minerality with understated power and luxurious fruit.
Wine review: Spice and clove notes stud this cherry-hued wine and while you might expect a powerful creature on the palate there is a lightness of touch and supple timbre than even the finest Northern Rhones cannot match. No muscle, no earth, just sky and light - these are the elements which power this sensational wine.
Wine Writer:Matthew Jukes
Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Score: 95 Points
Wine review: '5% whole bunches, 95% destemmed, 30% held on skins for 7 weeks extended maceration post-ferment, matured French oak ranging from barriques to demi-muids (35% new) for 16 months. An exercise in elegance from start to finish. There is an airy lightness to the way the wine reaches into every corner of the mouth in the same fashion as the fragrance of the bouquet.'
Wine Writer: James Halliday
Tyson Stelzer's Australian and New Zealand Wines of the Year 2017
Score: 96 Points
Wine review: 'This is an Adelaide Hills Shiraz that juxtaposes fragrance, restraint and space with power and characterful presence. Depth and length of expansive black plum and blackberry fruit are admirable, infused with the black pepper of this cool, high site, laced with the charcuterie complexity of fermentation. Super-fine, granitic tannins coast through an epic finish.'
Wine Writer: Tyson Stelzer
Score: 96 Points
Wine review: 'Deep purple/red colour; rich spicy, peppery and minty aromas, bold and bright. An elegant, stylish wine with full body, fleshy texture and soft tannins. Great intensity and power. (From clone 1127 grown on an east-facing block)' [Drink: 2017 to 2037]
Wine Writer: Huon Hooke