2018 Harpers Wine Stars Star of Barossa and McLaren Vale – 5 STARS
A hugely characterful wine, with cool design and a reasonable price tag. A superbly balanced, fleshy, expressive style, with blackberries, a hint of menthol, black fruit, liquorice and chocolate, with a long finish.
Huon Hooke The Real Review – ‘$$ Good Buy’
Very deep, dark red/purple colour, which stains the glass. Toasty oak layered over dark chocolate, vanilla, mocha aromas. Heavily oak-infused and rich. The wine is very big and tannic, full-bodied and chewy, with masses of tannin and thick texture. It needs years to mellow, but is already soft and fleshy thanks to lavish oak maturation.
Winestate Mainfreight World’s Greatest Shiraz – 4.5 STARS