Another quality Coonawarra growing season resulted in excellent, early-ripening Coonawarra shiraz grapes which have provided us with vibrant, deeply coloured fruit to work with.
Fruit for this wine is sourced from the Kidman and Wetherall family vineyards located around the central and northern end of the terra rossa strip. This area is known for being a preferable growing location for Shiraz.
2016 COONAWARRA SERIES SHIRAZ REVIEWS
93 POINTS - ROB GEDDES
This wine really allows some quality fruit to shine. Aromas of blueberry and dark plum lead a supporting dash of cedar oak spice out of the glass. On the palate, the fruit flavours are also in the blue and black fruit spectrum, and beautifully framed by perfectly balanced teamwork from the bright acidity and fine tannins. Very very good and great value!
91 POINTS - HUON HOOKE
Deep red/purple colour and a shy, plummy aroma with bold, bright, youthful but essentially straightforward fruit aroma and flavour. The finish and aftertaste are peppery. Plenty of body and mouth-coating tannins which linger strongly on the aftertaste. There's a nice core of sweet fruit. A good wine with potential. It will repay cellaring.
90 POINTS - CAMPBELL MATTINSON
Coonawarra shiraz. Grown on the Kidman and Wetherall vineyards. It only sees French oak. Medium-bodied but well fruited and textured. This is pretty solid. It tastes of plum and black cherries, briar and saltbush, toasty oak having a say too. It’s 100% shiraz but it almost feels as though there’s cabernet (or even merlot) in the mix; it just has a slightly mulberried/tobacco-like note in the background. In any case it drinks well and feels good in the mouth too.
92 POINTS - TONI PATERSON
This wine has such engaging energy. Classy red fruits with gentle spice and background savouriness. Gorgeous nuances of sarsaparilla, red currants and snappy sour cherries. It retains its vibrancy while in the glass looks great from the very first pour. Fabulous value.
2015 COONAWARRA SERIES SHIRAZ REVIEWS
92 POINTS - HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2018
It starts with dark cherry, berry fruit, eucalypt really earthy and inky with a mere hint of charry oak and fresh. Then moves onto a medium-bodied, supple palate adding some grip to the tannins.
93 POINTS - KIM BREBACH
Big red and pretty young but well-turned out. There’s a fair bit of stuffing here, and a hint of Coonawarra mint. Just needs to settle down and relax a little.