Fire fighting helicopters assisted in diverting and halting the fire at the entrance to this vineyard so the vines and crop suffered no damage. The release continues the tradition of Emily’s Paddock Shiraz/Cabernet Franc. A big, deep coloured wine with subdued fruit character at this young age. Longer term cellaring desirable.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - August 2007
Deep colour. Dried herb aromas with some cherry stone/ graphite notes. Sweet concentrated palate with deep set dark cherry/ herb garden flavours, dense chalky tannins finishing leafy firm. Lovely core of fruit sweetness. Now-2015. 90 points.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium deep colour. Fresh herb, walnut, dark fruit aromas with some paneforte, roasted earthy notes. Walnutty, praline, leather, mint flavours, fine slinky dry tannins. Finishes firm and tight. Very powerful wine with plenty of energy and length. Very savoury and muscular wine. Now - 2018 - 89 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium crimson, Fresh herb, tobacco leaf, graphite aromas with cola notes and hints of mint. Sweet fruited wine with tobacco leaf, dusty, slight corky flavours, fine persistent tannins. Finishes firm and tight. Some mushroomy notes. Not looking its best. Alc not known. 86 points Now-soon.
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