Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – 92 pts
This is a tangy shiraz. It’s not plush but it’s not meant to be. It’s spicy and twiggy with orange and cranberry characters juicing up the palate. Red cherry, perhaps even strawberry. Pinot-esque. The parade is then topped with a swerve of tannin, assertive but at one with the wine. The words ‘garden herbage’ come to mind. Plenty going on. Needs a bit of time; will improve.
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front
Rated : 92+
With the use of 40% whole bunch fruit this wine is way beyond most mortals? true comprehension of aromatic complexity and cosmic grace and yet anyone remotely interested in epic red wine will drop to their knees when they sniff a glass of this stunner such is its astounding beauty. I will go so far as to say that it will encourage you to reassess just how amazing your very own olfactory system is and then it might inspire you to use it more often! Dan Buckle and Aaron Drummond have taken their bunches of Shiraz grapes and treated them like a rare and wondrous gemstones. Polished, set perfectly and with no gaudiness or showiness in sight, this is one of the most complete Shiraz I have ever seen out of Australia. It is both delicate and malevolent. I cannot say any more because I have to go and lie down in a darkened room.Matthew Jukes, October 2015
New wine to the Circe range. 40% whole bunches. No racking, fining or filtration. 20% new French oak. From a vineyard at Tuerong on the Mornington Peninsula.
A savoury sweep of a wine. If you have hair, you’ll feel it brush back with each sip, a gust of scent coming at you at speed. It?s essentially savoury but the fruit has body and padding.Mornington shiraz, when it?s good like this, crackles with savouriness; with life.Cherries and plums, you know the drill, but with pleats of smoke and herbs. Reductive, in a positive way. High resolution tannin. Quite a wine. Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front – 96 pts