The nose has a big hit of ripe juicy black fruits with a huge amount of black pepper, clove, and vanilla spice. It is wonderful to witness how a wine without sulphur smells, or at least to recognise how sulphur can strip aroma and flavour. The flavours in the mouth are brooding, bustling, and lip smacking good, all in a similar profile to the aroma, with a silky smoothness which makes me reach for more.
REVIEWS & ACCOLADES FOR PREVIOUS VINTAGES.
"Deep crimson red. Meaty aromas at first, with a little stewed-plum and cherry plus a touch of spice. It takes a little while for the fruit to shine but it opens up beautifully. The palate is bright and intense with snappy red fruit flavours. A modern, medium-bodied shiraz and one of the best preservative free wines I have tried. Drink it in its youth." THE REAL REVIEW, TONI PATERSON MW
“Electric purple colour. Light plummy fruit driven nose with licorice, violets, dried currants, reductive purple cabbage and easy oak. Much lighter in body than the alcohol may imply, it dances between those bitter sweet plums and tart herbaceous licorice…” VINONOTEBOOK, Regan Drew
“…here’s plenty of pure-fruited fun to tuck into. Violets, blueberries, plums. It’s a mouthful. The intensity is good. It feels soft too… “ WINEFRONT, Campbell Mattinson
“90/100 There’s plenty of satisfaction here. Fruit forward and juicy, one glass turned into three pretty quickly. With a few wines lined up on the tasting bench, I went back here simply due to sheer pleasure. Time in the glass reveals some pan juices and a suggestion of gamey notes. There's a savoury aspect on closing too. Not too heavy, a wine I'd happily recommend for kicking back with mates around a camp fire or barbeque. Drink now to three years.” QWINE, Steve Leszcynski
“Its aromatics are unquestionably fruit driven, reminding of walking into a winery - all raisins, plums and estery fruit. The palate is enjoyable and primary, in what is a particularly vivid impression of shiraz. Rating: Good.” GRAPE OBSERVER, Sean Mitchell
“91/100 Organic and preservative free aside, a 2016 shiraz released in 2016 has a few youth issues. I would have preferred if it was released in a year’s time, non-the less it’s a good wine and will sort itself out…” THE KEY REPORT ON WINES, Tony Keys
“The quirky, visually challenging label belies the medium/full-bodied wine within. It is dark, vibrant & generous with plummy primary fruit. Well-balanced & mouthfilling it even appealed to white-preferred drinkers at a mixed-meat bbq. The "No Preservative, Vegan Friendly Organic" treatment is also kind to red-wine allergy sufferers.” This is one to be enjoyed now.” THE GRAPE HUNTER, Gilbert Labour