The 2007 Descendant is another impressive release of this wine, the colour
making that immediately apparent; completely black/purple with healthy,
vibrant magenta hues.
A pure, wild, powerful nose of blackberry and tar is complimented by a
gentle floral lift of lavender and violets.
Full-bodied with great concentration, silky tannins and perfectly judged
extract, this vigorous and suave young wine has a long, long future
ahead of it.
"The 2007 Descendant is composed of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier sourced from a single vineyard. Super-fragrant with a floral lift from the Viognier component, it gives up exotic scents of smoke, bacon fat, Asian spices, and wild blueberry. Voluptuous on the palate with loads of succulent fruit (a rarity in this challenging vintage), it has impeccable balance and 4-6 years of aging potential. It will be at its best from 2013 to 2027.
The Wine Advocate
"Full bodied and concentrated without being overly heavy or tannic, this is a stunning blend of Shiraz (92%) and Viognier (8%). Hints of roasted or grilled meat and black olive balance the bold blackberry fruit, leaving behind a lingering finish of warmth and dusty cocoa. Drink now - 2020."
"Deep colour; an ultra-powerful wine, crammed with flavour, but which hasn't entirely escaped the hot vintage effect. Will settle down, methinks. Shiraz/Viognier.
Australian Wine Companion
"A firm, focused red, offering dark berry and licorice flavors under a layer of chewy tannins. Has enough intensity to carry it through, if this sheds some of the tannin with age. Shiraz and Viognier. Best after 2014."