Reviews & Articles
2012 James Halliday Wine Companion ReviewsJul-2011
FIVE RED STAR WINERY RATING JAMES HALLIDAY
2008 Private Cellar Barossa Valley Shiraz Mourvèdre
Good colour to a wine highlighting the synergy between old vine shiraz and mourvèdre; the bouquet has an array of sultry black fruits which the palate builds on with its complex flavour, texture and structure all harmoniously interwoven; perfect line, length and balance; the 20-year cellaring suggestion on the label is conservative.
2008 Old Garden Barossa Valley Mourvèdre
Clear colour; remarkable for the core of red fruit flavours inside the wrapping of fine, savour tannins; together these (and 18 months in French oak) sustain the wonderful length and elegance of the wine.
2009 Ned & Henry's Barossa Valley Shiraz
Excellent crimson-purple; the aromatic bouquet runs through plum, cherry and a hint of spice heralding a supple, almost velvety, palate; berry fruit the stage, fine tannins and oak the props. Great bargain.
2010 Gun Metal Eden Valley Riesling
Pale straw-green; the gently flowery apple and citrus blossom bouquet leads into a palate that gains intensity and grip all the way through to the finish, giving great authority and style; the name echoes the outcrops of grey slate in the vineyard.
2010 LuLu Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Miss Harry Barossa Valley
A southern Rhone blend of Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Cinsaut/Carignan picked from old, dry-grown vines; the hue is bright, although relatively light, the flavours bright and juicy on a medium-bodied palate: the lack of tannins makes it a drink-soon proposition.
2009 Baby Bush Barossa Valley Mourvèdre