2017 YAKKA SHIRAZ
90 Points – Toni Paterson, The Real Review
“A good mix of fruit sweetness and savouriness. Juicy raspberry fruit and subtle spice. I enjoy the density, and energy of the mid-palate, as well as the bright acidity. Decanting is recommended to unleash the aromatic red fruit characters.”
95 Points - James Halliday's Wine Companion 2019
"You can’t help but admire the integration of sweet, sawdusty French oak with black-cherried fruit and assorted spices and woody herbs. Plum flavours add yet more flesh to sink into; smoke notes a bit of fantasy; velvety texture the cushion on which it’s all propped. It’s a wonderful red to settle in with."
93 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review
"Deep red/purple colour and a lovely spicy, clean, vibrant aroma of properly ripe shiraz, the pepper and spice notes nicely mingled with red and darker fruits. Oak has been sensitively employed, the tannins are soft and mild but present, acidity is crisp and balanced, all leading to a refreshing, cleansing finish and aftertaste. An elegant shiraz."
94 Points - Campbell Mattison, The Wine Front
"The Yakka vineyard has been a good performer over the years. Plush but cool, if that makes sense. It’s not baked or thick; it’s juicy and lively, though the fruit is ripe and indeed has some sweetness. Happy days. Plums, red cherries, sawdust, cloves and woodsmoke. A splash of dry herbs, but not in an overt way. This wine will appeal to those who enjoy lashings of shiraz fruit but don’t mind a bit of elegance. A bit of finesse. Tannin continue that latter theme. The word latticework comes to mind. It’s an excellent release."
Gold Medal - Korean Wine Challenge 2018