Don Lewis and Narelle King, the winemakers behind Victoria’s Tar and Roses label, made their first Trust shiraz in 2004. King writes, “The fruit is mostly from Don’s vineyard, Crystal Hill, a hungry bit of dirt riddled with ironstone and quartz across the river from Tahbilk. View full PDF
It’s like a drink down memory lane. Comfortable well modulated and most satisfying. Tony Love
Jules won’t serve this when Kev comes and ditto Tony with Malcolm, however you might take it to dinner when you’ve been in the bad books and make sure you drink it all. 8/10
2004: “Naturally, in very similar style to the 2005 but with a little more focus and length; stylish and age-worthy”. Rating 94 Outstanding. 2005: “An elegant, medium bodied, lively array of red and black fruits, with fine tannins supporting the long finish; oak sotto voce”. Rating 93 Highly Recommended.
“This central Victorian shiraz is more the chocolate, vanilla, mocha style than spicy or peppery. A lick of mint, too. Sweet fruited and fleshy, it’s instantly likeable and delicious to drink, just treading on the right side of jamminess. It’s not complex or profound but very rewarding”. Now to 15 years. 92/100. FOOD braised beef. […]
“There would be no wine without the sun – hence the sundial image. We may make wine and measure time slightly differently in the 21st century, but the principles remain the same. This central Victorian shiraz ripples with gorgeous dark berry fruits. With hints of earth and chocolate, it’s also finely textured and savoury.”
“…the palate is chock full of spice and fruit” – Ralph Kyte-Powell & Sally Gudgeon View full article (pdf)
“…it has a spicy almost gingery aroma” – Huon Hooke View full article (pdf)