From some of the oldest ungrafted Shiraz vines in the world, all of at least 100 years of age.
The wine delivers classical regional characters of dense, spicy blueberry fruit and savoury pan jus. Next come hints of liquorice, plum, and all-spice all delicately interwoven.
A fine grained tannin structure and depth of flavour all show that this wine is made to last the distance in the cellar. A long balanced finish with persistence.
"Deep crimson. Ample dark berry dark chocolate aromas with underlying roasted chestnut / cedar wood, pipe tobacco notes. Generous and velvety smooth with plentiful dark cherry, blackberry, mulberry fruits, fine looseknit chalky textures, attractive mid-palate viscosity and superbly integrated roasted chestnut, roasted almond, vanilla oak notes. Finishes chocolaty firm with bitter-sweet paneforte notes. The acidity tightens up the palate giving wonderful line and length. An alcoholic kick further lengthens the wine. Sourced from two centenarian vineyards (Eden Valley & Barossa Valley)." 97 Points Andrew Caillard MW