2008 was a spectacular harvest for these Shiraz growers to the north and south of the township of Margaret River. Low yields delivered lush, highly aromatic fruit, with pepper and spice nuances in abundance. This wine has plenty of backbone, and intensity and yet wonderful balance and elegance. By fermenting each batch of growers fruit separately, there is no doubt the wine has added complexity.
"Medium garnet in color, the 2008 Shiraz displays evolving earth and spice box over a core of mulberries and kirsch. Medium to full-bodied, the palate lends a good density of mature fruit with crisp acid and powdery tannins, finishing long and spicy. Delicious now, it should remain good through 2014+."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright ruby. Fresh blackberry and spices on the nose, with a hint of white pepper and a suave mocha quality. Silky, gently sweet red and dark berry flavors are lifted by tangy acidity and are given a bitter edge by a late note of licorice. Refreshing, fat-free shiraz with good closing cut."
International Wine Cellar
"Lean and crisp, with a savory edge to the modest blackberry flavors. Drink now through 2015."