The depth of color is dark and thick, tending toward black. The aromas show intense blackberry fruit, pepper and spice. The palate is a big ripe sweet style with rich intensity with lingering flavors of cedar and tobacco drawn in part from the oak. Whilst a powerful style, shows a degree of softness and balance. Key element is the overwhelming fruity nature and the soft but strong oak tannin.
An exceptional year. Well below average yields, but wines big structured and deeply colored and flavored.
"This exuberant, blockbuster Shiraz possesses a dense plum/blue/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of graphite, blackberries, cassis, acacia flowers, and pepper. Deep, flamboyant, rich, and voluptuously-textured..."
The Wine Advocate
"Medium to full-bodied; ripe blackberry fruit with touches of spice and oak; ripe tannins in support."
Australian Wine Companion