Full, even, dark ruby-red color, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly presented, but well-concentrated, the fruit expression a little reserved initially, unfolding vibrant dark raspberries and blackberries, lifted by subtle, fragrant spice notes and aromatic black pepper, liquorice and cedar. Full-bodied, the palate features a well-concentrated, tight core of sweetly rich and succulent flavors of dark raspberries and blackberries. The fruit is melded with layers of black pepper, liquorice and Asian spices,and shows vitality. Fine-grained, flowery tannins provide strong grip and structure, and the palate flows with acid vibrancy and energy, carrying to a luscious and lingering finish of black fruits and spices. This is a full-bodied, vibrantly rich and succulent Shiraz with blackberry and raspberry fruit, and notes of liquorice, pepper and spices on a fine-textured, well-extracted palate.
Serving Hints: Slow cooked brisket, grilled lamb, grass fed beef or a hearty beef stew and, of course, steak.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine starts shy but after some swirling reveals broody black cherry, raspberry, dark chocolate, Chinese Five Spice, and some medicinal notes in the background. Medium to full bodied, it's well balanced, with soft tannins and a short finish. Drink with beef stir fry.
Wine SpectatorThe strawberry, spice and black tea flavors show an edge of roasted hazelnut. Dense and creamy on the finish. Drink now through 2027. 6,000 cases made.