Grapes: Shiraz, Mataro, Viognier, Marsanne
The 2011 vintage features a deeply structured palate, heavily laden with enticing fruit flavours of blackcurrants, olive and mint complimented with warm French oak. A Rhone Valley inspired wine offering finesse, richness and impeccable structure leading to a silky, magnificently long lasting finish.
James Halliday, Wine Companion 96 pts - “A blend of shiraz, mataro, viognier and marsanne, shiraz the major player. The hue is excellent, the bouquet is fragrant, and the medium-bodied palate positively sings; the red fruits are wreathed in a web of fine spices, mainly fruit-derived, but in part from French oak. A lovely, unforced wine. Drink now or in 20 years time.”
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate: 94+ pts - “Medium-deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 Dry Red No. 2 opens with a great core of red berry and cherry aromas underscored with some dried herbs, pepper and sage. Quite elegant and very drinkable with fresh, red berry flavors framed by medium levels of rounded tannins and crisp acid, this medium-bodied red finishes long.”