Bronze Medal - 2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Campbell Mattinson - The Winefront. "It sees all French oak, none of it new, but the shiraz portion sees “newer” oak than the barbera, if that makes sense. You'd generally call it a 'fun and fruity' style though it has a touch more class/style than that. It's a dry red, a pot of stewed cherries and plums gently whispered with spice prior to serving. Some reduction, some cloves, some florals, some meat. None of these characters are overt but they are there, chattering away. It's at the top end of the tumbler class.