96 Points - Wine Front "...It’s a ripper. The price is exceptionally fair." Classical cool climate Shiraz, showing spice, white pepper and red berry fruits. A full, yet medium bodied palate with very fine grained tannins.
Classical cool climate Shiraz, showing spice, white pepper and red berry fruits. A full, yet medium bodied palate with very fine grained tannins. Our fourth Shiraz from the Fighting Gully Road site has a tannin structure that will ensure that it will with the help of screw cap closure age well for the next decade or more.
The wines of Fighting Gully Road have always been good but in recent times they’ve taken significant steps forward by my reckoning.Exhibit A. This is a damn fine wine. It’s savoury, stringy and structured but it just provides so much pleasure. Anise and black cherries, white pepper and deli meat flavours are the guts of it, though florals are important here too. It’s a ripper. The price is exceptionally fair.
96 Points - James Halliday
Uses 35% whole bunches on the bottom of the fermenter, 2% viognier skins on top of the whole bunches, then 63% crushed/destemmed on top, left alone to ferment naturally until 2% baume left, then pigeaged, 3 weeks on skins in total, matured in new and used French oak for 18 months. This approach, coupled with 13.5% alcohol, results in a vibrantly fresh, fragrant and lively wine bursting with cherry fruit, spice and pepper. Now the journey in the bottle begins.