In a recent Wine Advocate bulletin, Robert Parker awarded this wine 90 points, not bad from that quarter. James Halliday awarded the previous vintage 95 points. So it’s a fairly highly respected wine, albeit with the full bodied Barossa slant on this variety.
The colour is deep ruby red with a hint of purple. The nose shows pepper and blackcurrent with smoky, dusty characters. There’s lots of fruit and its a really concentrated appealing whiff.
The palate has the blackcurrent, sweet berry fruit, earth and sweet oak in great balance. There is concentration, power, lovely supple tannins and a long finish to top it off.
While it is drinking well now, you should keep some in the cellar for opening over the next 5 years.