Tasting Notes

91/9% shiraz/roussanne from the Hillside vineyard in the southern parish of Lyndoch, aged for 14 months in old 4500L French oak foudre. Co-fermentation dialling the colour saturation up to Spinal Tap levels here. Intense and pure black cherry, plum and blackberry fruits are cut with deep spice, licorice and earth. Weighty and concentrated with a toothsome, muscular frame, deep resonant black fruits, assertive fine tannin and simmering latent power on the finish. There's a lot of fruit heft and bang for your buck here. Dave Brookes for James Halliday