96-98 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Syrah The Thrill of... is predominantly Syrah, with a touch of Grenache (4.5%) and Viognier (2.5%), all fully destemmed. It is a fabulous... Read More
Chester Osborn, the remarkable person behind this enormous array of both impeccably high quality and value-priced wines, deserves considerable accolades for what he is able to achieve at all p... Read More
Many of McLaren Vale’s vineyards are on free-draining soils underlain with limestone, formed by the calcareous remains of the local marine fauna. One such creature was the Hermit Crab, a reclu... Read More
The nose is surprisingly floral and more subtle than previous vintages. The characteristic stone fruits of apricot, peach and nectarine are ever present with sweet spice nuances.
The palate ha... Read More
94 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): (48% roussanne, 34% chardonnay and 18% viognier): Vivid gold. Intense, floral-accented scents of orange zest, pit fruit and candied ginger.... Read More