'Without question one of the best Barossa Valley examples of this blend, synergy its hallmark as it brings its array of red berries, plum, blackberry/cherry flavours onto the stage, emphatically leaving confection behind. Great value.' 94 Points, James Halliday, Wine Comapnion
'This blend of 50 per cent Shiraz, 41 per cent Grenache and nine per cent Mataro adds up to one very drinkable red wine. It has the warm red fruit and blackberry flavours of the Barossa with dark fruit and spice on the nose. There is a juicy freshness on the palate and the wine finishes with a light, dusty pucker of tannins. It's also a bargain and shows the potential of red wines from rich Barossa soils and warm weather.' Mike Bennie, 'Best Buy Wines' Australian Gourmet Traveller 2016
'Such a good style of wine. Smoke, meat and (almost exaggerated) dry spice notes run headlong into raspberry, black cherry and anise. Life, lift, savouriness and guts. Aftertaste of warm saltbush. At the dinner table or by itself; it just works. No hesitation on this one.' 91 Points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
Colonel William Light, the South Australian colony’s Surveyor-General, named the Barossa in 1837 after the site of an English victory over the French in the Spanish Peninsular War. In the mid-1800’s Silesian and English immigrants settled in the area. The Barossa itself comprises two distinct sub-regions: Eden Valley and the warmer Barossa Valley floor at 270m.The Barossa Valley enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers and relatively low rainfall. Cool sea breezes from the Gulf of St Vincent modify the temperature, however hot northerly winds can occasionally dominate creating considerable vine stress. Many older established vineyards are dry-grown, but supplementary irrigation is also extensively used. The valley is comprised of rich brown soils and alluvial sands. A long history of uninterrupted viticulture in the area means the Barossa valley is home to Australia’s largest concentration of old-vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre with many over 100 years old. Although most famous for Shiraz, the Barossa can also produce fragrant and deliciously fruity Grenache blends and beautifully rich, chocolatey Cabernet Sauvignons.