Medium to deep red, crimson in color. Lifted aromas of dark cherries and blue fruits with hints of mocha, briary spice and white pepper. Luscious, sweet fruit flows onto a medium bodied palate, balanced with fine tannin and a long, fruitful and spicy finish.
"An excellent value, the 2005 Three Gardens is a combination of 46% Shiraz, 44% Grenache, and 10% Mourvedre from 15- to 130-year-old vineyards. This elegant blend exhibits notes of anise, wood smoke, blackberries, cherries, pepper, and earth. Surprisingly fruity and rich with wonderful intensity as well as layers of flavor, it is a southern Rhone-like effort that will provide a lovely mouthful of wine over the next 3-4 years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Ruby-red. Ripe blackberry and cassis on the nose, with complicating accents of black pepper and Asian spices. A chewy, deeply flavored midweight with dense dark berry and cherry flavors but surprising energy thanks to vibrant acidity. Dusty tannins arrive with air and build through the long, juicy finish. A nicely structured, focused blend with no excess weight or flab. And an outstanding bargain."
International Wine Cellar
"A very typical mix with sweet, slightly jammy varietal character of grenache dominant; soft and supple, with fine tannins."
Australian Wine Companion