A youthful, tight wine showing a strong influence of the soil "just rained on" earth character. With some air the plum, pepper and spice aromas emerge with considerable chocolate notes. The palate is rich and velvety, the tannins are gravelly and long. There are flavours of garrigue, dried herbs, licorice, earth, chocolate, graphite and dried plums. This is a wine of old school depth & style, fitting for a vineyard approaching its centenary.
"Deep purple-black in color, the 2010 The Other Side Single Vineyard Shiraz offers pronounced cassis and licorice notes with underlying hints of asphalt, mocha, Brazil nut and dried Chinese plum. The palate has concentrated berry and spice flavors with an attractive, savory edge. The firm acid backbone gives a refreshing, herbal lift to the long finish."
The Wine Advocate
"Inky purple. Black and blue fruits on the intensely perfumed nose, with suave floral and incense notes adding complexity. Plush and expansive, with excellent depth and no rough edges to its cherry-cola and boysenberry flavors. Shows excellent clarity and power, finishing sweet, spicy and very long."
International Wine Cellar
"The vines were planted in 1916 on the northern side of the family homestead, the soil a mix of clay, sand and loam on a base of limestone and clay. Deeply colored, it is as yet very confronting on the bouquet, then a blockbuster palate with strong black fruits which are more savory than any of the other wines in the group, and will be very long-lived. Needs time."
Australian Wine Companion