Reviews & Articles
The Mad Hatter Shiraz 2003
03 The Mad Hatter- Vertical tasting, April 2008
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front on 07-May-2008
"There's a bit too much oak for the fruit but the oak is tasty and smooth and attractive - if you're going to drink oak, this is a nice version of it. Reasonably substantial fruit flavours pull through given time in the glass. A good wine, particularly for the vintage. Drink: 2008-2012."
03 The Mad Hatter in James Hallidays 2007 Edition
James Halliday, Wine Compendium/ Australian Wine Companion
"Spice, chocolate blackberry and mocha aromas and flavours; full tannins. Carries its alcohol with ridiculous ease. Screwcap. 15% alc."
03 The Mad Hatter
www.afterhoursmagazine.co.uk on Dec-2006
"Dean Hewitson produces a range of Shiraz and Rhône-blend wines from exciting vineyard sites around the Barossa. This Shiraz, from a 45-year-old vineyard in McLaren Vale, bears the schoolboy nickname of its winemaker. Shiraz works well with turkey if you have a sweet, fruit-flavoured accompaniment, such as cranberry sauce. But make sure it's the jar variety, homemade cranberry sauce can be a much better product, but is less sweet and has more acidity and the Shiraz is quite low in acidity. And stay away from brussel sprouts, as they won't go with the wine. Instead use sweeter vegetables such as peas." Nick Page, Berry Brothers & Rudd's food and wine matching expert
03 The Mad Hatter- 93 points from Parker
The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker Jnr on Oct-2006
"The 2003 Shiraz The Mad Hatter exhibits fabulous intensity, a spicy, smoky, barbecue, roasted meat, blackberry, and cassis-scented bouquet, and a rich, fresh, dense, powerful personality."