Ranked #7 of 19 2004 Shiraz from Lower Hunter
American oak , ripe grapes and a high alcohol (15%) give the wine an initial sensation of sweetness that soon fades as drying tannins and slight bitterness from the alcohol kick in. Impressively dense but slightly disjointed
88 Points James Halliday
A blend of SA and Hunter material; some earthy notes from the latter, licorice and dark chocolate from SA; plenty of flavour to a well-balanced wine. Drink to 2014.
Source: James Halliday. June, 2007
92 Points nicholas.enge_19549
This is drinking very nicely, in its prime I would say. Shows the benefits of being a multi-regional blend, of mostly South Australian and Hunter fruit, as it has some of the better attributes of both regions. Smells of blackberry bush and a little eucalypt. In the mouth, very nicely balanced, with generous berry fruit, dark chocolate and liquorice, some Hunter earthiness and cured meat, then nice powdery tannins on a good length finish. Must admit I guessed wrong on this wine, expecting it to be a Thursday nighter, when in fact it would have done Friday night, Saturday night, or even a Sunday roast proud! Drink in the next 1 to 5 years