The color is a deep, intense purple. On the nose it is aromatic and complex, with a combination of fruit and spice, cinnamon, white pepper, cajun spices, mocha, liquorice and blackberry. On the palate it is immensely approachable with hints of menthol, spearmint, violets and boysenberry, with soft suple tannins.
"A rich and multilayered full-bodied shiraz, with an array of black fruits, licorice and dark chocolate; fine but persistent tannins to finish. Striped screwcap a design feature that works well."
Australian Wine Companion
"Polished and appealing for its blackberry and white pepper flavors. Finishes harmoniously, with well-buffed tannins. Drink now through 2014.
"The 2007 The Lodge Hill Shiraz is a single vineyard cuvee which spent 14 months in seasoned American and French oak. It displays a nose of cedar, pepper, lavender, smoked meat, and blueberry. This leads to a full-bodied, plush, easy-going wine with plenty of flavor and length. It way over-delivers for its modest price."
The Wine Advocate