This two acre vineyard was planted in 1920 in the foothills of Willunga. The soils are deep, gravelly loams and this block always show great old vine complexity with a suppleness of Willunga soils. A very different wine to those produced from the Coriole estate. The nose shows blueberry and sage with hints of charcuterie. The palate is very soft and rich, beautifully framed by very fine tannin and finished by a floral rose lift.
"Dense, with a ferrous and ‘mineral’ feel, blueberry and blackberry, some dried herbs and meatiness, subtle cedar spice oak. It’s full-bodied, all the stone and crushed rock, balanced acidity, wonderful depth and intensity, and a long finish showing glimmers of red fruit and tannin of superb quality. Top shelf. Outstanding Shiraz. 95+ points"
Gary Walsh, Winefront
"Hand picked from centurion vines. Fermented traditionally in open tops, matured in French oak for 15 months (15% new). Dense. Mocha oak. Black fruits. Volcanic powdered rocks. Power and plenty of heat packed across the throaty finish. Yet there is a beguiling latency to this. I feel that what I am tasting will transmogrify into something truly compelling such are the florals, vinosity and creamy yet tightly furled core of compressed, succulent, glorious tannins. 95 points"
Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion