Winter warming reds
Published on: July 2, 2024

Baby its cold outside!
Settle in next to the fire
with some delicious winter reds

2022 In Praise of Shadows Shiraz
McLaren Vale, SA

Hand Picked – 25% Whole Bunch ferment  – Unfined – Unfiltered

“This is a smoky, delicious and unashamedly hedonistic sort of shiraz
that’s skilfully paired back into a mould of spicy, lifted freshness. Notes of barbecued
baby back ribs, charcuterie and porcini dashi are muddled with lilac, dried
lavender, nori, cloves, pepper grind and purple pastilles. Loosely knit yet refined,
with just enough tension to give poise and accessible delivery.”

92 Points
James Suckling

“A rich sort of hoisin and soy sauce sort of smell, blue and black fruit, spice, iodine. It’s nutty and quite umami, ripe black fruit, spice and chocolate, supple tannin, saline and meaty, balanced acidity, with a blueberry/blackberry and black olive finish of good length. Maybe a little bit of mint and dried herb in the mix too. Feels unforced and good, with a little bit of chewiness to close.”

93 Points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front

2021 Sherrah Shiraz
McLaren Vale, SA

Single vineyard, whole berry, small batch open ferment. Matured in 15% new and 2-3 year old French oak. The king of the Vale. A medium to full bodied Shiraz, bridging old style charm and power with new style freshness and structure.

“You get plenty of well-balanced flavour here. It tastes of pure, sweet, blackberry and plum, for the most part, though cedarwood, clove and dried herb characters also float amiably throughout. It’s hearty, it’s warm, it’s generous and it’s well shaped. If you enjoy McLaren Vale shiraz, you will enjoy this.”

91 points
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front

“Aromas of dried herbs, bramble, mulberry, dark cherry and nutmeg. Generous, rich and mouth-filling; there’s plenty of pure shiraz flavour here. The tannins are firm and the acidity has zip and length. A very enjoyable and balanced wine.”

The Real Review

2022 Kalleske Moppa Shiraz
Barossa Valley, SA

Engaging notes of dark blue fruits, sweet spice, floral lift, and a hint of toasty oak, all in concert with each other. The palate is rich, full-bodied, and wholly balanced. There is a beautiful mesh of blue and black fruits, with ripe generosity neatly proportional with fresh vinosity. It is very richly flavoured, with integrated natural, yet notable, tannins giving a solid backbone and pleasant dryness. The oak barrel maturation is classy and well-unified providing another band of flavour. Completing this harmonic wine is a long, fruit-driven finish.

“This is vanillin and warm and dense, with blackberry and scorched plum flavours rumbling through the palate. For $30 it has quite a bit of heft, along with brandied notes, along with sweet, curranty fruit. It marks out its territory in no uncertain terms, though it remains fresh, and there’s no question that it feels satisfying.”

91 points
Campbell Mattinson  – The Wine Front

2020 Voyager Estate Shiraz
Margaret River, WA

An elegant Shiraz with that classic Margaret River energy and drive. Bursting with red and black berries, with hints of earth and spice. A soft, juicy style that is delicious all year round.

“Rich and deep ruby hue. Fragrant lift from the glass of blood plums, bouquet garni and nori aromas. Full bodied on the palate with a well-balanced contrast of sweet purple fruits to iron, nori, and dry herbal savoury elements. Tannins are sandy and persistent, ensuring it flows very long and well-focused to the end.”

93 points
Stuart Knox – The Real Review

2022 Margan Fordwich Hill Shiraz
Broke/Fordwich NSW

“Medium-bodied shiraz with a savory fiber, typically Hunter. Scents of terra cotta and a little greenness, straying into mulch, boysenberry and dark cherry. The finish is a bit bitter cola sweet, creeping across the oaky seams to lather the finale. Yet the wine is bright and lifted, offering good drinking for now and the medium term.”

93 points
James Suckling 

“Planted on volcanic red soil at Fordwich. Matured for 18 months in one-year-old French barriques. The bouquet screams Hunter Valley, the palate that and more thanks to its velvety red and black fruits matched with ripe, carefully managed tannins.”

96 points
James Halliday 

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