90 Points Robert Parker
Red wines $20 and over. Recommended and tasted, but no tasting note given.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Jay S Miller. February, 2009
The Adelaide Hills has now proven it can make truly exciting
spicy Shiraz. The key is careful site selection, low yields and restrained use of oak.
Sourced from a combination of vineyards from the warmer, drier parts of the Adelaide Hills around Macclesfield and the low yielding Shiraz from Balhannah. The warmer sub-area of Macclesfield gives structure and richness, whilst Balhannah contributes spiciness and perfume.
Hand harvested bunches were crushed, destemmed and
underwent fermentation in small fermenters. During
fermentation the fruit was regularly hand plunged and
pumped over to extract colour, flavour and tannins. A small
batch approach was adopted throughout. Maturated in
new (1/3) and older French oak barriques for 14 months to
retain fruit integrity and brightness.
A vibrant, modern interpretation of Australian Shiraz.
Source: Shaw + Smith