...impressive wine of great layering and interest. The nose runs from fragrant, savory spices and flinty, stony notes to darker fruits and more earthy notes. The palate has a very focused core of dark, spice-wrapped blackberries and blood plums, long and supple tannins and a chocolate-laced finish.
...cracked pepper and mint together with big blueberry fruit, and somehow those turn savory by the long, tannic finish. It's full-bodied and firmly structured, wonderfully aromatic and intoxicatingly complex...
Shows an appealing floral overtone to the polished blueberry and blackberry flavors at the core, highlighted by black tea, sandalwood and Kalamata olive notes, lingering on the long, fragrant finish.
Deep, with bacon fat oak, spice and meat. Layered aromas, with integral oak. Firm, but fine tannins, spice, liquorice and liqueur black fruit. Long. Fine example of classic Barossa Shiraz.