This wine is made from a selection of the best Shiraz grapes from the Red Ridge vineyard at Wrattonbully. The vineyard was was planted in 1998 and boasts similar shallow terra rossa soils to Coonawarra, but is marginally warmer resulting in earlier ripening.
Made from 100% Shiraz, it is a dense ruby red colour, bordering on black, with purple hues at the rim.
The nose is a study in classic Wrattonbully Shiraz. Stewed plums, mulberries, rose petals, honeysuckle and passion fruit skins can be discerned.
The wine delivers intense flavour, a rich texture and impressive persistence. It saturates the palate with spice and dark plummy fruit, yet retains an elegance and freshness on the palate.
Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 95 points.