|This is a shiraz grown on both the Tellurian estate vineyard and a nearby Heathcote vineyard. It was matured mostly in French oak with a smidge of American – which, with Australian shiraz, is rarely a bad idea.
It’s fresh and fruity and extremely easy to enjoy. It’s welcomely lower in alcohol too – and appreciably so. It tastes of toast and plums, cloves and five-spice. There’s oak here but it’s low level; there’s tannin here but it’s been massaged so deep into the wine that you barely feel it. This wine was made by Tobias Anstead (ex Balgownie), and he’s done a tremendous job with it.Rated : 91 Points
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $25.50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2011 – 2014