The 2007 HV Shiraz has a medium density colour, but with bright youthful tints & aromas of mocha, dark chocolate and charry bramble from the oak. These are integrated with the blackberry, savoury Hunter Shiraz fruit. A very good alcohol weight restrained and carries the rich flavours. The palate has vanillin and dark cherry. The oak is forward at this stage but there is more than enough fruit to match it. Soft tannins and a dry finish round it out. Under screw cap this wine will stay fresh and youthful for some time, with developed characters evolving more slowly, as opposed to softening due to variable levels of oxidation under cork.
"A classy little brother to Graveyard Shiraz, with the same vineyard origin; has great balance,
texture and structure, with an interplay between blackberry, sweet leather and earth."
Australian Wine Companion
"Inky violet color. Cherry-cola, blueberry, new leather, spices and violet on the nose. Densely
packed and sweet, with complex flavors of fresh red berries, blueberry and cracked pepper. A rather
suave shiraz that already shows good complexity. Finishes classically dry, with silky tannins and a late
note of sweet dark berries. I'd still give this a bit of time in bottle."
International Wine Cellar
"Truth be told, the difference in quality between this wine and the $125 Graveyard Vineyard
bottling doesn’t appear that great, so savvy consumers should jump on this Shiraz, which offers leather,
coffee and roasted meat complexity allied to medium body, a creamy texture and a long, firmly