The origin of this full flavoured Shiraz is a single vineyard, regarded as one of their finest by John Lienert (grape grower) and James Lienert (winemaker) – a.k.a the ‘DOS BROS’.
Weighty and plush, to be sure, but inherently fresh and alive, belying the hot, extremely dry year. There is nothing heavy about it. Boysenberry, lilac, star anise, clove, pepper grind, mace and smoked charcuterie. Snappy, measured and strident of length. – 93 points, Ned Goodwin MW
This is an exquisitely structure and beautifully poised single vineyard shiraz from the Barossa Valley. Has those delightful dark plummy nuances on the nose and palate with a chalky grainy mouthfeel built on excellent tannins. The oak is cleverly infused and certainly not overplayed. The weight is more in the medium to full body but there is stacks of flavour and driving intensity on the long finish. Excellent wine. Cellar: 15 years. – 95 points Ray Jordan
So much promise here and it should achieve that given time. I’d leave at least two to three years and then drink over the following decade. The score reflects the wine today – it should continue to rise over the coming years. – 92 points, Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot