Beautifully lush, full-throttle Shiraz from Glaetzer’s own vineyards in a great vintage. It's hard to describe how well this delivers huge fruit richness with perfect precision and polish.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"A purple rim encompasses a core of deep ruby. The aromas are surprisingly dominated by red rather than black fruits and hints of spice. The blackberry fruit of the palate is accompanied by a playlist of spices, with cinnamon and licorice on high rotation."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
3 Wines Men (2016 Vintage)
"Ben Glaetzer has created a cool climate wine that’s adapted to you. Great approachability with subtle raspberry and pepper berry notes up front that meld through the palate and add oak and more warming cinnamon spices with a great and unexpected length. My take away from this wine is that you’d be hard pressed to find a better red from Langhorne Creek for these dollars."
92/100 James Halliday's Wine Companion (2015 Vintage)
"This has the fruit/oak/tannin balance that the Directors' Cut doesn't have. It has similar excellent colour, and is as fresh as a daisy, the red and black cherry fruits speaking of the place first, the variety second."
Huon Hooke, September 2018 (2015 Vintage)
"Deep, rich red colour with a brick tint, and a savoury bouquet of earthy, smoky, foresty nuances and minty oak rather than primal fruit, the palate also rich, textured and deep in savoury flavours. There's lots of of evidence of oak maturation. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and very much a savoury style, barrel-developed and more than just simple primary fruit."
91/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, May 2019 (2015 Vintage)
"True to form and to style. Quite a bit of slippery vanillin oak here but it’s attached to ripe plum/tar flavours and a good deal of them. Choc-cream and dark berried fruits. Old school in. agood way, and at a (very) good price. Have to enjoy a good clip of oak to really dig this."