"Opulent yet graceful and refined, this classically expressed rendition of the variety shows blackberry, blueberry compote, vanilla and cocoa characters with elegant infusion of spicy oak on the nose. The palate is concentrated and multi-layered, while remaining poised and sophisticated with outstanding focus and flow. Superbly structured for gracious development. At its best: 2020 to 203...(more)
The result is a wine of deep crimson colour, a fine expression of Barossa Shiraz displaying intense aromas of concentrated dark fruits, blood plums and cloves, with hints of nougat. The palate shows richness and power, with lingering layers of concentrated black fruits, chocolate and creamy oak.
Musk Creek Vineyards high elevation and rich earth extend ripening to autumns end. In its youth, classic spearmint and raspberry pinot noir nose and palate. Will amplify with age to build a magnificent wine with body. Cellar for ten years.
"Dark fruit, like blackberry, toasted spices, mint, sage and dill, roast coffee oak a savoury cast to the wine, anyway. Medium bodied, again toasty and spicy, with fresh dark berries layered in with regional mint, fine powdery tannin, and a coffee and toast finish of fine length. Needs a bit of time to resolve, and sweeten up (perhaps), but a good iteration of this wine." - Gary Wa...(more)