94 POINTS ANDREW CAILLARD 'Deep saturated colour. Generous dark cherry, blackberry, dark bitter chocolate aromas with mocha oak notes. The palate is rich and robust in structure with deep set dark berry, mocha, cola flavours, dense chocolaty tannins and underlying mocha, ginger oak notes. Finishes bitter, sweet with a long leafy tannin plume. Atypical in style these days, but has lovely density, energy and freshness.'
The Shaw + Smith 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is lively and aromatic with notes of passionfruit, nashi pear and nettles. On the palate there is intense flavour, with fresh, limey fruit, mouthwatering acidity and remarkable purity. It is bone dry and unoaked to maintain freshness. Shaw + Smith is a benchmark for Australian sauv blanc.
The Cape Jaffa La Lune 2012 vintage shiraz was hailed as the Mt Benson region’s best ever vintage. Perfect weather conditions reaped an amazing varietal expression. It finishes smooth with great length of flavour.