International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87($17) Bright ruby. Deep aromas of roasted plum, blackberry jam and dark cherry, with notes of raisin and dark coffee. Soft and rich in the mouth, with an unctuous, almost syrupy texture. Quite broad in flavor, showing notes of sweet blackberry, plum jam, fruitcake, bitter chocolate and coffee candy. Finishes thick and long, with a sweet suggestion of cherry preserves. . (The Grateful Palate, Oxnard, CA)Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: September/October 2005
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Dark, dense and spicy, with a pulsating core of plum, black cherry and loads of exotic spices, lingering on the generous, distinctly peppery, unsweetened-chocolate finish. This pedal-to-the-metal Shiraz needs time to soften.Author: Harvey Steiman
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91The aim of this project, a partnership between importer Dan Philips, renowned winemaker Chris Ringland, and famed grape grower David Hickinbotham, is to offer good value Shiraz from relatively old vine Barossa fruit from vineyards in the Kalimna, Gomersol, and Vinevale sectors. There are 9,000 cases of this voluptuous, supple-textured 2004. Its dense purple color is accompanied by a flamboyant, extroverted bouquet of blackberries, white flowers, earth, and background oak. The wine offers pure, supple, blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with hints of graphite and camphor. Consume this excellent value over the next 3-4 years.Author: Robert Parker
More than half of all Australian wine production takes place in the South Australia region—home to the -specializing as well as revered zones Clare Valley and . South Australia is too large and diverse to generalize about climate or topography, with both cooler coastal areas and warmer inland sections—but rainfall is generally low throughout and drought is a constant concern.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 113 bottles owned
- 28 collectors