Incredibly powerful, with bold lime sherbet aromas that are nearly overwhelming in their intensity. Flavors are strident and linear at this young stage, underscored by vibrant acidity and fantastic length. You can enjoy it now for its brute force, but will be better rewarded by cellaring it for 5–10 years.
Named after the date it was planted, this wine comes from a two-acre block that’s said to be the seventh-oldest Shiraz vineyard in Australia. Perhaps this is at a closed phase in its evolution, as both samples tasted showed only modest weight and clipped finishes, despite boasting crisp blueberry, vanilla, cinnamon and toasty oak flavors.