97 Points – Patrick Eckel
96 Points – James Halliday 2019 Wine Companion
94 Points – Mike Bennie
5 Stars – Winestate World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2018
ONLY 495 BOTTLES PRODUCED
The Shiraz vines were planted in 1954 in Light Pass (now 65 years old). Hand-picked and bunch sorted in the vineyard before delivery to the winery. The wine is fermented in open fermenters and pressed to French oak. The vines are long north-south planted rows and owned by the Poole family, descendants of the original owners in this historic area. The blend is 50% new French oak. No racking or returning, no fining and no filtration.
Deep velvet red with vibrant purple hues.
Immensely concentrated with notes of plum, blackberry, and violets with aromatic hints of rhubarb, mint and cedarwood. The nose is composed and intensely develops as it opens up.
With understated elegance and substantial structure, this generous wine is powered with red liquorice, dark berry fruits and finely structured tannins. Savoury notes, mulberry and layers of spice balance seamlessly on the finish. A wine of this calibre will develop beautifully with careful cellaring.
Matt & Deb Poole