Fruit for this wine is sourced from two blocks of mature Shiraz vines grown on the rich red soils at the northern end of Coonawarra, approximately six kilometres north of the Coonawarra Store.
The dry nature of this area produces low-yielding vines where the fruit is highly concentrated in flavour, resulting in vibrant and elegant styles of wines.
2016 TERRA ROSSA SHIRAZ REVIEWS
92 POINTS - STEVE LESZCZYNSKI - QWINE
A beautiful Shiraz. Lots of pleasure to be found within. Well played Phil Lehmann. A symphony of dark berry fruit is rubbed with a dash of charcoal. Some tar, earthiness, plus splinters of dark chocolate. Fine grippy tannins see it out. The type of wine you could sit on for a while and just enjoy each sip. Drink now to eight years.
92 POINTS – TONI PATERSON - GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE
This wine has good fruit integrity – very pure & focused. Blackcurrant & redcurrant aromas. Fabulous primary fruit intensity & silky tannins. Oak plays no sensory part. Beautifully medium-bodied. Acidity gives a brightness. Very well made. I also noted the acidity, which merely adds to the freshness & generous flavours. The tannins are soft & balanced. The wine is ready now but will gain complexity in bottle if that’s your preference.
2015 TERRA ROSSA SHIRAZ REVIEWS
95 POINTS - HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2018
Really slick, with a core of dark fruit bound by liquorice, eucalypt, choc-mint and inky notes; slips into overdrive to cruise alone a glossy palate with the oak seamlessly integrated. Good tannin structure and a persistent finish.
92+ POINTS - CAMPBELL MATTINSON
It’s polished and soft and offers plenty of juicy fruit flavour. Mint, black cherry, licorice and peppercorn flavours flow amiably through the palate and unencumbered out through the finish. Excellent momentum from start to finish. Clean as a whistle and well powered. You can drink it now, or later, it’s equally well suited.
90 POINTS - HUON HOOKE
Deep, saturated purple colour. The bouquet is minty, ginger-like and lifted, fragrant and eucalyptus-tinged. The palate is medium to full-bodied, rather firm and taut and backward, and needs time to build complexity, and soften its tannins - although it's approachable now. Very good.