Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Deep black cherry in colour. The cherry and blackberry primary aromas are highlighted with hints of mocha, freshly turned earth and cedar. Flavours of blackberry conserve, blueberry and violet, along with mineral elements and nuances of oak, flow through the finely textured palate.
Only select parcels of Shiraz grown on both red & black soils over limestone on the Davey Estate vineyard are chosen for this wine. The wine is handcrafted in small open & static fermenters to maximise the potential of each small parcel of fruit. Maturation for an average of 12 months in new to 6 year old fine-grained American (50%) and French (50%) oak hogsheads softens, enhances & integrates the fruit & structural components of the wine."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
95/100 & Top 100, James Halliday's Wine Companion (2019 Vintage)
"Matured for 13 months in new and used oak. A compellingly endowed shiraz which has managed to emerge from its oak womb with a supple, seductive medium-bodied palate that has an energetic savoury finish, which is the high point of the wine."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Wonderfully ripe and immensely appealing, the wine shows dark fruit richness with spicy oak, floral, tapenade and game nuances on the nose. The concentrated palate offers terrific fruit power and depth, combined with multi-layered mouthfeel, finishing impressively long and gratifying. At its best: now to 2033."