• G_H wrote: 93 points

    June 3, 2016 - A Capella - 'E' (Engadin Valley, Switzerland): This was singing right out of the bottle. Rosmary, meat loaf, White pepper and eucalyptus. It did remind me of a Heitz Martha's vineyard. It had an awesome viscosity and was very dense and fat.
    didn't improve with air and lost its touch after about 3 hours open, so that would indicate that it should be drunk over the next 3-5 years.

  • gb1406 Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 8, 2015 - This has a drinking window described as ending in 2013 but having opened one last night I can say it's still got legs.
    Bright berries, some smokey flavors and very well balanced tannins.
    If you have bottles and thought they might be past there best - dig in and be delighted.
    I joyfully have 4 bottles remaining.......

  • ocfriday Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 16, 2014 - Nice fruit on the front end, a little stringent after taste, but as it opened, it was very jammy.

    Could not think anything other than I was drinking an Turley Estate Zin! I know, I speak heretic words, but that is what this bottle was giving me.

    Still hilding up well.

  • otisabdul wrote: 90 points

    June 18, 2013 - Pretty nose of violets and mint. Still well-structureed and a bit stern, but went well with the grilled leg of lamb.

  • cnordstr wrote: 92 points

    February 22, 2013 - Classic Barossa, age has made it soft and refined

  • peterk wrote: 91 points

    January 12, 2013 - This wine is in a really nice space - perfectly balanced and integrated wit a dark fruit core and a velvety feel. No point in waiting any longer.

  • nogohawk wrote: 92 points

    September 1, 2012 - Popped & poured; purple color w dark fruit & nice finish; at its prime now

  • wfdeacon wrote: 92 points

    October 13, 2011 - From the tasting notes I was surprised by the color of this bottle. The wine was a bright ruby, Pinot like, letting light through. While the color was lighter than expected the taste was not. Candied dark fruit, spice, something like, but not, licorice. Damp wood, creamy structured finish. Very nice

  • jdlee1232 wrote: 85 points

    April 3, 2011 - A pretty typical Aussie Shiraz -- nothing special. I'm not a particular fan of this style of wine to begin with, so I am probably judging it a little harshly, but I didn't find much interesting or memorable here.

  • gb1406 wrote: 92 points

    April 29, 2010 - Deep purple colour, rich well balanced.