Ranked #2 of 33 2008 Shiraz from Pyrenees
Deep purple-red; tremendously bright, fresh violets and raspberry aromas, floral - almost a viognier lift. Delicious flavours, glorious red and darker fruit flavours, a lick of spice and those floral notes adding extra excitement. Fine tannins are persuasive and run the length of the palate. Which is very long. Great potential.
Drink: 2012 to 2030
94 Points Robert Parker
The recent vintages of Shirazes coming off this estate are seriously worth finding. Beginning with the very deep garnet-purple colored 2008 Moonambel Shiraz, there’s a moderate, muted intensity of ripe blackberry and blueberry aromas with a dash of anise and black pepper leading into savory game, marmite and toasted nut notes. The medium to full-bodied palate has crisp acid and a medium-high level of very fine tannins. This wine is tightly knit with that elusive combination of concentration and elegance, finishing long. Delicious now, give this wine another year or so to really open, and drink to 2020.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. June, 2010
95 Points James Halliday
Attractive colour; the bouquet has a seductive offering of black fruits, dark spices and minerals; the palate is loaded with sweet fruits, with redcurrant providing light to the blackberry shade; the texture is engaging, with plentiful fine-grained tannins, and a lingering mineral complexity to the finish. Drink to 2025.
Source: James Halliday. February, 2010