Soaring Kite 2016 Shiraz
This looks absolutely spot on in the glass, bright and black, proud as punch. The 3rd vintage from this site up on The Range, aromas of warmed spices, herbs, purple flowers and flash French oak leap from the glass. The palate is still coming together at this stage with lovely fruit ripeness interwoven with these almost tingling tannins each locking horns for supremacy…. in time they’ll be holding hands on a stroll. Awesome cool climate Shiraz, top notch and it's only going to get better over the next 3 or 4 years and no doubt well beyond - SG on 27/11/18
Top quality Shiraz fruit from the single vineyard Darwin Vineyard in Adelaide Hills. Two pump overs per day during fermentation, fermented on skins to dry. 14 months in a mix of neutral American and French oak hogsheads, 20% new French oak. (14.5%ABV)
93-points: The Real Review (Huon Hooke) "Deep, dark red/purple colour, with a cherry-plum-spice and chocolate and vanilla oak infused bouquet. The wine is full-bodied and elegant, softly-textured, fleshy and rounded, with succulent flavour and fruit-sweetness aplenty. Lovely drinking and will age well. Delicious - and amazing value"