From the top half of T&L block one, North-East facing and early ripening. 100% whole berries, natural ferment, one month on skins, then 22 months in French oak puncheons. A great variety from a great site in a great vintage, we like to think this wine captures the soul of Murrumbateman Shiraz.
Black cherry is the dominant flavour, flanked by red cherry and blackberry. The palate is
silky and supple
on the journey until the end, when decorous tannins and French oak add their voices. 14% alc, screwcap, 98 points, drink to 2040
Regal. Distinctly dark fruited core of plum and blackberry fruits with dark chocolate and toasted eastern spices, graphite-like savory, mineral notes.
Some fresh earth too. Really impressive. The palate's mapped out on layered and detailed tannin sheets. Measured elegance too. Best between 2020-2030+.
Nick Stock (for James Suckling)
It’s a long, powerful, spice-infused wine with perfectly poised, perfectly ripe berried fruit driving throughout. Talk about harmony, talk about balance.
If this wine was human it would have long, slender, piano-player fingers
You can mention anise and black cherry, cloves and gunsmoke, but mostly it just tastes like Murrumbateman shiraz in all its complex-but-juicy glory. If this wine was human it would have long, slender, piano-player fingers.
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