This wine is only made in very small quantities in years worthy of the Holman Estate label. Fermented in open fermenters, aged in the finest French oak barrels, this wine will reward careful cellaring for up to 25 years. Flavours and aromas of dark berries, tobacco, chocolate and saddle leather.
James Halliday Wine Companion – 93/100
Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers Show – Gold Medal
Comments from Dr Ron Georgiou MW:
Medium dark cherry red in colour with a lovely nose of spicy black fruit & licorice. On the palate sweet blackberry notes, ripe chocolate and cherry characters abound, all laced with fine vanillin oak and balanced medium acidity. An elegant well structured wine with great finesse and length. This is a classic Hunter Shiraz with ageing potential of up 15 years. A truly wonderful wine.