Domenic Torzi and Tim Freeland keep producing wines that give you a lot more than you should probably expect for your fifteen odd dollars. I suspect this will improve over the medium term but most people will consume it now and there’s no harm whatsoever in doing so. It’s been matured for 16 months in mostly French oak.
Ripe, jubey raspberries and blackberries, leaf and roasted capsicum. A distinct cedary outline to the other flavours. There’s a degree of sophistication here…and good structure. Suggestions of mint chocolate and gravel. Is it better than the 2012 Longhop Shiraz? I dunno. Buy a bottle of each and make up your own mind. Your mouth is ultimately more important than mine. 90+
Region: Mount Lofty Ranges
Tasted: August 2013