Dark with Dried cherry and plummy fruits on the nose this has a bit of a caramel, coffee and vanilla cast to it with hints of earth and pepper playing supporting roles. Lighter on the palate than the nose suggests with plenty of fresh red berry fruit here, a touch tart and with some dry tannins adding to the slightly austere structural impression one gets here. The finish is attractive in it’s austerity, a fine counterpoint to the fruit of the palate. Not terribly complex yet appealing for it’s fruit and lovely structure this does show a bit of refinement in the mouth. 88pts
Shiraz 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 32%, Merlot 18%
Darkly oily and cedary on the nose with the penetrating perfumes of a spice shop. There are some fascinating things going on on the nose which offer a complex layering of spice, herb, dried berry fruit and wood spice aromas. On entry this is round, friendly and almost lush with fine acidity and stiff if small tannins offering excellent support. the fruit is a bit chunky, recalling ripe strawberries, cherry and plum in the mouth framed with rather cedary and sweetly vanilla driven oak notes. The wood tannins really make themselves known on the finish which is dry and splintery, detracting from a rather attractive wine. The aromatics here are the highpoint, though the fruit in the mouth is pleasantly rich and chunky. 88pts
69% shiraz, 20% grenache, 6% mourvèdre and 5% viognier and grapes grown in the Barossa (Eden Valley and Barossa Valley).
Spicy and super floral on the nose which is filled with strawberry and  astringent red berry fruit. This really has lovely fun aromatics. In the mouth one finds a medium light bodied, fresh, fruity, strawberry fruited wine with mineral inflections and  nice cut on the palate with some soft loose tannins in the mouth. Lively with great purity of fruit, there’s a little bit of heat on the finish which is long and brushy and very strawberry with a little cream. Light and easy and an interesting take on the blend. 88pts
Very ripe, matte and moderately oaky on the nose which picks up nuanced red floral, white pepper, herb stem, and, melted licorice notes with air. In the mouth this is smooth and tart, with a big base of wood tannins supporting sour cherry and plum fruit that is  simple and direct. The tannins are unobtrusive and the acidity becomes a bit more pronounced on the modest finish. Lots of wine,and with beautiful aromatics but the fruit doesn’t show much complexity on the palate. 88pts
Shiraz, 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Petit Verdot 5%
At first dominated by herbaceous and curranty cabernet on the nose this quickly shows some Shriaz spice and a sheen of toasty vanilla laden oak on the rather robust nose.  Smooth and bright on entry, you feel the oak, nutty and toasty, early on the palate then the wine gains a bit of definition with blueberry and plum fruit on the midpalate and a fine vein of something vaguely violet driven and peppery on the back end, almost a little arugula like. The finish is a touch dusty and fairly long with more of a plummy and spicy Shiraz character. This marries the two varieties well, creating nice synergies of texture and layering of flavors. It turns out feeling a bit like a Petite Sirah rich Zin in some ways. 87pts
Smoky and a bit tight on the nose with blueberry tinged fruit that is also quite floral and spicy and frankly aromatic. This makes for easy drinking  with it’s medium body and fresh blue fruits. There’s some freshening acid here and modest little tannins but this is firmly about fresh fruit and easy drinking with refreshingly clear fruit and a nice subtle spice note that picks up on the backend and adds complexity to the modest finish. 87pts