April 30, 2022 - Ridiculously deep dark colour. Sediment in the bottom of the bottle, so recommend a decant. Decanted for 2.5 hours. Dark blackberries, black fruits, sweet heirloom tomato, fennel, crushed herbs and a touch of liquorice. Slight smoky sweetness about it on the nose. So seductive. Very intense. All very together, nothing sticking out. Long long finish. Better with food. Got better and better with time!
Wait 4-5 years. 98+
Dad “it’s real and spectacular!”
April 23, 2022 - This wine was enjoyed on Day 2 and was a very tasty leftover from a wine event from the previous night. Wine was apparently recorked and left for those to enjoy the tasty spoils! It was still locked up on a whole but showed well with a bit of air. Barossa Valley wine and was a neat comparison to the SamiOdi OurHill Shiraz from Eden Valley. This wine was black roasted fruits, vanilla and baking spices. Just seemed to have a much more roasted black fruit character but definitely was open for business and likely due to the 24 hr slow ox that it was graciously given by an unknown donor! This one could still use 5 years of bottle age and can go forever in the cellar!
December 21, 2021 - Given to Leigh
March 4, 2021 - Outstanding Barossa shiraz. It's flavour full-on, but has a really minerally, fresh, natural acidity that you don't often see in warm climate Shiraz. Blueberry, vanilla, blackberry, spice, herbs, hint of dark chocolate. Beautiful balance, memorable depth of flavour, and length that rolls on an on. It will age but it so good at five years.
September 5, 2020 - beautiful regal pouring. Deep purple red. Needs a 2 hour decant and best cellared for another several more years.
April 25, 2020 - I'll start by saying this is crazy good for the price. Still young and coming together with strong tannin. Complex, some spice, depth, and a big layered mouthfeel like you would expect in a top Cabernet. Comes across dusty and and not at all fruit forward. Some heat that I am sure age will tame. Not opening another for a while but very happy I used my Coravin for a taste.
November 19, 2019 - Australian Syrah/Shiraz Night (Singapore, Marina Bay): The youngster of the three wines tasted, and its primary exuberance was contagious. Rich and dark purple core fruit with amazing freshness leads the intense fruit through mid-palate expansion and delivers a lengthy and spicy finish. Fantastic now with a few hours of decanting. This is a wine to follow in the years to come. 95+
May 2, 2019 - Simply put excellent wine will hold for another 20 years ++++
April 15, 2019 - Dark and inky, glass staining, teeth staining. Rich, opulent, full bodied, young and primary. Finishes long and with a lot of grip.
February 27, 2019 - Dan is the man again, stunning Barossan wine. Rich and opulent in true Barossa style, but with structure and tetxure to carry the epic-ness of the wine no rush but dont be scared to crack one now