“Youthful nose, dark cherry and spice. Great energy and firm tannins, a nice whole-bunch smoky note. Wonderful gripping texture with such poise and acidity. Always a pleasure! Drink: 2021-2028. 17.5 points”
“From a producer and region better known for Pinot Noir, the 2018 Shiraz has some Pinot-like character, being both medium-bodied and silky textured. Darker-hued than Farr’s Pinots, it features mulberry fruit and plenty of smoky, slightly bacony nuances, perhaps even a bit of blueberry on the long, mouthwatering finish. It reminds me of an excellent Saint-Joseph in its overall profile. Drink: 2021-2028. 92 points”
“About two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon plus Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
Purplish crimson. Fresh blackcurrant nose. Very clean and pure. Not much personality yet and certainly not emphatic but clean and embryonic – ready to express itself as it ages in bottle. Drink: 2023-2033. 16.5++ points”