From a stunning vintage for Australian reds, Tim Kirk’s ground-breaking cool climate Shiraz goes from strength to strength. Cathedral spices – arcs of incense and five spice – infuse this bright and beautiful wine’s plum, red cherry and berry fruit. Teased out by spice and a fine spine of tannin, this is long and ultra-persistent with a mineral undertow of acidity. Dare I say it, haunting, staying with you long after the swallow, for this is not a wine to spit!
Pretty indeed, with some spice and pepper notes. Plum colour. It lingers nicely and is quite stunning for the vintage.
Light, bright crimson-purple; a highly fragrant bouquet of red fruits and subtle spices leads into a medium-bodied palate; here more savoury characters join the red fruit flavours, lengthening the finish and aftertaste.
Sweet blackcurrant scents mingle with cut hay, pencil and cedar. The palate is intense, but light, gentle and fresh; at first you barely notice the plush fruits and finishing hint of chocolate. A perfect expression of high-country elegance.
Notes of spiced blackberry preserves, mulberries and black cherry compote with hints of anise, violets, peach blossoms and pepper, tinged with allspice and vanilla. The structure is seamless with a medium to firm level of velvety tannins and medium to high, pleasantly refreshing acid, finishing long and spicy.
Continues the reputation of this wine, which has done more than any other to set the standard for cool-grown shiraz... A superb wine. Fragrant herbs and pepper, red and blue fruits with a hint of mint. Intense and alive in the mouth. Penetrating and fresh, lively yet not tart. Elegant and intense, with good concentration.