Fruit for this wine is sourced predominantly from the Kidman family vineyard located up the northern end of the terra rossa strip - a small parcel from Rob McLeod at Tirrike Farms was also included in the final blend. This area is known for being a preferable growing location for Shiraz.
2017 COONAWARRA SERIES SHIRAZ REVIEWS
93 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY
Picked by a Selective' harvester, sorting the fruit in the vineyard, matured in French barriques and hogsheads for 12 months. Bright purple-crimson; this has all that Coonawarra can do so well if treated well, both in the vineyard and the winery. Supple and smooth blackberry and plum fruit sit in a coach, throwing money to the masses as in the years of past millennia.
91 POINTS - JAMES SUCKLIING
A soft and velvety red with dried berries and hints of raisiny character and dusty undertones. Medium body. Juicy finish. Drink now.
92 POINTS - KIM BREBACH
This is a bright, fruit-forward, spicy number, full of life and energy, and again the more elegant format makes the goodies more accessible. BUY
91 POINTS - STEVE LESZCZYNSKI
Purple fruit bursts from the glass with black and red berries in hot pursuit. Sourced from vines in the northern part of Coonawarra, this is the sixth release of this wine. The fruit is juicy with a dusting of black pepper and some earthiness for good measure. Sitting long, fine spices cling to a finish which is moreish and oozes delish. Top stuff. Drink now to six years.
90 POINTS - TONI PATERSON
Bright and aromatic with juicy raspberries. The palate is medium-bodied, succulent and bursting with primary red fruits. Soft tannins on the close. A modern, youthful, easy drinking shiraz.