Shiraz from the Marananga sub-region of the Barossa Valley. It sees both American and French oak, though most of the new oak involved is American.
The oak turns slightly resiny here; the dials on the amplifier have been spun. Said oak is matched to rich, potent, blueberried fruit and wide dirt roads of tannin, the net effect both mouthfilling and impressive. Okay. We’re getting serious here. We’ve been jabbing away but this wine throws a hook. It teeters on the edge of balance, it’s the first wine up the Penfolds hierarchy in need of more time to find it rhythm. It will, it will. Rated : 93+ Points Campbell Mattinson WineFront
- Barossa Valley