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Canberra Times Trust 2010 review

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

James Halliday 2007

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.

Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald

“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. […]

Qantas Inflight Magazine

“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.”