In Bond per 6x75cl
David Sly, Decanter.com 95/100
Another excellent portrait of this distinctive sub-region, capturing all of the muscle of intense black fruits - a forging of blackberry, black earth and blacksmith's soot - without becoming too weighty. Tannins pull like a drawstring to control the mid-palate, then finish with exquisite dryness. Its generous flavours will present seriously at the dining table. Drinking Window 2024 - 2039
Jancis Robinson 17/20
Black! With a hint of purple. Mild, almost milk-chocolate nose plus blueberries with a top note of something oddly marine! Seaweed? Really rather sweet and luscious with fewer of the punishing tannins of some of its stablemates - until the very end. This could be broached already, with very chewy food. A steak? The warmth of Barossa helps make this relatively approachable
Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com, 94 Points
Saturated violet. Displays smoke-accented black/blue fruits, liqcorice, espresso and violet scents that are complemented by suggestions of cola, baking spices and liqcorice. Offers juicy blueberry, cassis and fruitcake flavours that show excellent depth and surprising energy for their heft. The spice and floral notes drive a long, penetrating and smoky finish that's framed by dusty, steadily building tannins.
From the ancient soils of Marananga, which lie very close to the centre of the Barossa Valley floor slightly to the North West, where warm dry conditions and rich red soil provide the backbone to some of the region's best-known wines.
|Drink From||2024||Drink To||2039|
|Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar|