Produced from the riverbank vineyard, the wine gives a nose of plum and blackberry with top notes of new leather fresh earth and brown spice. There is wonderful texture and drive to the wine with firm but fine tannins and vibrant acidity contrasted by concentrated plum and just ripe raspberry. The earthen impact to finish is countered by a veneer of spice and dark chocolate. Excellent length.93 pts - Angus Hughson (Wine Pilot)
There is plenty to celebrate in this classy Hunter Valley Shiraz with all the pieces in place for a wine that will age well. It radiates with energetic dark cherry, fruit pastille aromas with plenty of Hunter Valley old leather and all wrapped up in a gentle cloak of oak. There is a real juiciness to red and dark berry flavours which are backed up by a firm seam of tannins that help to deliver a long and balanced finish. A standout from 2018.