A friend brought this back from his vacation to Australia. My first time trying this producer. It is very distinct but comes off more Cote Rotie than what I think of when I think Aussie Shiraz. And, for that matter, why isn't it labelled Shiraz? The label calls it Syrah. In any event, an excellent wine if still young. Purple in color with a thin ruby rim, opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, boysenberries, char, roasted meats and herbs, and slight black olive. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this is dense but its easy to see to quality. Tasted over a couple days, much better on day 2. On the palate, black raspberries, black olives and black pepper. Lots of energy. Long finish. This should be a twenty to twenty-five year wine. Nice on its own, this will work well with spicy foods. It was lovely with Ethiopian food. Plenty of upside to this wine with some cellar time.