A medium to full-bodied shiraz with a complexity that'll reward some time in the cellar. There's cherry, hazelnut and plum on the nose, with a savoury and mineral edge to the palate as well as dark forest fruits, bitter chocolate and leather. Oak lends a softness and smokiness, rounding off a fantastic wine with a lovely, velvety mouthfeel.
93 Points, James Suckling, June 2021: "Very attractive red berries and cherries here with some earth and chocolate too. The palate has a smooth feel with plush, gently grainy tannins carrying long. Approachable."
90 Points, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020.
2016 Leask Shiraz:
James Halliday, Wine Companion, August 2018, 94 points. "This must have come from a very special site, with no frills vinification. It is medium to full-bodied, with exceptional mouthfeel, velvety but not the least heavy, the role of oak limited. It all works well. 26 years old vines, hand-picked, open-fermented, matured in used French puncheons for 18 months."