James Halliday Review ~
"Breaks the mould for Clare Valley grenache, even if shiraz is close to half, for it is crammed full of dusky red and black fruits, chocolate and spice, 15 months in used French hogsheads impacting more on texture than on flavour..."
The wine is estate grown at Reillys St Clare vineyards Watervale. the rich red loam over deep limestone, matured in French hogsheads for 15 months, developing a bouquet of dark cherry and plum with a touch of spice. The Palate delivers rich dark fruits with finely intergrated French oak, sweet ripe fruit on the finish with peppery spice and velvety tannins with a great persistence