Tim White - The Australian Financial Review, LIFE & LEISURE, 3 December 2010 

95 points

"This is not your average Barossa Valley mataro (aka mourvèdre). For one thing, it was created by the Caillard family of Sydney (Andrew Caillard M.W. heads Australia’s premier wine auction facility, Langton’s) and the wine is as elegant and refined as the Ando Hiroshage-inspired painting on the label (painted by Caillard). The nose smells of ferrous fruitcake, getting just a little floral as it airs. It’s all about the palate though, which is flooded with succulent pips and silky, mouth-watering juice: blackcurrant, blackberry, subtle spiciness. Long and sourdough-finishing with immaculate tannins."

 

James Halliday - Wine Companion
94 points ★★★★★

"Crimson-red, good hue; very well made for a first effort; obviously quality grapes have been sourced, and from that point on all the right decisions on extract and oak have been taken."


​Phillip White - The Independent Weekly, In Daily: VIEWS, 1 Oct 2010

93 points

"This is Andrew Caillard’s homage to one of the great Mediterranean varieties as grown by the Georgiadis family in the very special ground between Dorrien and Marrananga. It’s a sinewy and lithe wine, with all manner of herby greens and persimmon/tamarillo flavours wrapped around a spine of steely whip-rod acidity, which will keep the wine alive for many years. This clever trick is from picking earlier that most Barossa jamkings; duh! It joins a small gang of straight Mataro/Mourvèdre wines which are regaining the ground this long-overlooked staple lost, as happened to Grenache."

 

Huon Hooke - Sydney Morning Herald, Good Living, 6 July 2010 

“A lovely wine: fruit-driven, intense, uncomplicated yet elegant, with a great balance and more-ish drinkability. Well, this wine is so good it could start a stampede of varietal mataros. Just 120 dozen were made."

 

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