The block yields just over 1 ton of grapes in the best of vintages, which are hand-picked into small picking baskets to optimize fruit health.
98 Points – Sam Kim (Wine Orbit):
“A totally seductive offering made from grenache, mourvedre and malbec planted in 1858. On the nose it’s perfumed and complex with dark plum, mulberry, dried herb, anise and spicy oak aromas. The palate exhibits gracefully flowing mouthfeel, wonderfully enhanced by sweet fruit intensity and savoury nuances backed by fine chalky tannins. Sensual and powerful at once. At its best: 2024 to 2043.”
95 Points – Stuart Knox (Huon Hooke’s The Real Review):
“Deep ruby colour with a brick-red rim. Dark berries, bayleaf and wood-polish on the nose. Incredible intensity yet the palate doesn’t sit heavy. A spice melange keeps morphing across the flavour spectrum that is accentuated by velvet gloved tannins. Goes on and on into the finish where it fans out and lingers for an eternity. Peak drinking: 2021-2036”
93 Points – Angus Hughson (Winepilot): “… a little taste of history made from some of the oldest vines in the Barossa…”