GOURMET TRAVELLER - Wine -July 2011-TOP 100
A succulent, spicy, opulent Barossa grenache which is big and high in alcohol (15%) but is also loaded with seductive charm and sweetly ultra ripe, almost jammy flavour. It's bright, vibrant and well made.
THE ADVERTISER, Tony Love - May 25, 2011
Venerable 90-year-old bush vines are the source of this evocative Barossa Valley red, rich and ripe with swells of spiced breads and a subtle smear of strawberry jam. Yet not just ripe fruit as a touch of gum-forest floor adds to this big, healthy autumnal pleasure. Note too, its sibling mourvedre also is one of the region's varietal benchmarks and a meaty, gamey style as well to match big meat dishes. Rating: 4/5
WEST AUSTRALIAN - April 2011
This is a wonderful example of Barossa grenache made from 90 year old plus vines. Yes it has plenty of alcohol from this warm vintage but the palate has a subtle medium weight and lifted freshness about it. Light floral notes with rose petal and fresh turned earth on the nose. The palate is textured and delicious with a nice red berry flavour and a little vanilla pod. Rating: 91/100
AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2011 James Halliday
Typical light, bright colour of Barossa Valley grenache, notwithstanding 90-year-old estate bush-pruned vines; the bouquet is ultra-fragrant, and while the palate has the red fruit and Turkish delight varietal flavour, it has great drive and zest. Rating: 94 Points