James Halliday | 94 points
Robert Parker | 90 points
"Good crimson-purple; the wine seems to be a little more oaky than the '10, but not to the point of being overshadowed by it; there is abundant plum and cherry fruit on the bouquet and generous, fleshy palate, where soft but persistent tannins also come into play. There is every reason to suppose the wine will quite quickly come into balance.." James Halliday Wine Companion 2014. Drink till 2026
"Medium to deep garnet with a touch of purple, the 2010 Shiraz displays maturing Shiraz notes of dried mulberries, blackberry compote and stewed plums leaping from the glass, backed-up by suggestions of incense, Indian spices and dried flowers. Medium-bodied and delicately fruited on the palate, it gives layers of spice and preserved berry flavors before finishing with very good length." Joe Czerwinski The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker.
This vintage is a blend from 1978 & 1997 parcels.
The berries were sent whole to a combination of open and closed static fermentation tanks. The ferments were pressed off just before dryness; hence, the wine completed its primary fermentation in the oak barrels, adding some spiciness. The wine was then matured for 10 months in about one third new barrels, mainly from the Allier and Vosges forests.
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