The 2007 Covenant is bright red in color with youthful crimson hues. The nose exudes intense
notes of licorice, coffee grinds and savory, black olives married with spicy French oak char. Dark,
spicy aromas carry over impressively to the palate. Its seamless mouthfeel and textural qualities
combine seductively with the oak to provide a lingering, fine grained finish.
"Steely, powerful and focused, showing a welcome freshness to the licorice-accented blackberry, dark plum and black cherry flavors, lingering on the finish along with hints of pepper and clove. Best from 2012 through 2020. 750 cases imported."
"The 2007 Covenant Shiraz has a deep garnet color with a tinge of purple in the rim. It displays intense notes of fresh blackberry, black currant, toast, marmite, black olive and cumin seed plus a touch of meat. Medium-high acid and medium-firm, finely grained tannins support the full-bodied, richly fruited flesh, finishing long. Approachable now, it should continue to develop and drink to 2019. "
The Wine Advocate