The wine is rich and bold yet balanced with finely grained tannins and a powerful finish. The dark, dense red color reflects the ripe powerful nose of blackberry and raspberry with nuances of cedar, chocolate and spice. Flavors are a subtle combination of dark berry fruits integrated with complex oak and mixed spices. The wine features soft supple tannins, seamless integration of oak and acid with a long rich lingering finish. A powerful wine packed with flavor and complexity, embodying the affinity between the Heathcote region and the shiraz grape.
"Dense purple-crimson; typical mouthfilling array of generously proportioned blackberry, licorice and spice fruit; alcohol, tannins and oak all appropriate."
Australian Wine Companion
"Owned by Yabby Lake Group, this vineyard is located next to Jasper Hill’s 'Emily's Paddock.' Matured 18 months in predominately French oak (10% American), 30% new, this full-bodied 2006 Shiraz gives a very deep garnet color and black cherry and blackberry aromas with a little menthol, mace and pepper. The richness of fruit on the palate is nicely offset by crisp acid and textured with a medium level of rounded tannins. The finish is long and peppery. Ready to drink now, this wine should keep to 2017+."
The Wine Advocate