One of the highly-coveted top-tier single block wines from these Victorian masters. Flagship Shiraz with confirmed class and elegance.
Vines planted in 1996. 50% whole bunches. 160 dozen made... It starts off soft but it builds like a song. It’s peppery and bunchy but mostly it’s fruit-driven and sturdy. It walks a beautiful line. This is a wine. There’s a motor of tannin, fling after fling of spice, gorgeous fruit and impressive length. It’s a cool climate/bunchy style and it’s a highly successful version of it. Clyde Park is flying. Drink 2019-2029+
95 points, Wine Front, September 2018
Deep red/purple colour with a nose of floral, spicy, possibly whole-bunchy nuances, including a trace of white pepper. It seems cool-grown. The palate is full-bodied and supple, smoothly-textured and elegantly-weighted, with soft textured tannins and a clean, dry aftertaste. This will repay a little cellar time.
92 points, The Real Review (September 2018)
Low-level stewed fruit aromas with herbal accents. Reserved cherry and rhubarb flavours with bright integrated acidity and fine tannins. Quite savoury and restrained. Intense berry flavours on the finish. Decanting is recommended.
90 points, The Real Review (January 2019)
Lots of tar, spice, dried meat and purple fruit here. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh and vivid finish.
94 points, JamesSuckling.com (June 2019)
Victoria’s first commercial wine was produced in Geelong by Swiss immigrants in 1845. During the mid- 1800’s Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria with 400 hectares under vine. When phylloxera struck in the 1870s however, the vines were decimated and it was not until the late 1960’s that the area’s vineyards were re-established. Located about 80 km southwest of Melbourne, Geelong has a cool maritime climate with low rainfall and prevalent cool blustery winds that affect flowering and Franceuit set. Soils are diverse, mostly volcanic over limestone with some lesser quality black soils. The region is dotted primarily with family owned wineries producing small quantities of high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.