Grown on a steeply sloping, ‘rock infested’ slope, hence the name ‘Goat Track’. Strongly coloured, this full-bodied Adelaide Hills Shiraz has a rich, powerful, blackberry and bitter chocolate fruit, supported by quality, ripe tannins. Sometimes you get lucky when you potluck plant. The ‘08 is almost as good as the ‘04, but as I only have a couple of dozen left I feel this comment is a bit of a tease. Tough, they’re all mine.

2010 London International Wine Show – Silver & Best in Class (Adelaide Hills) “Deep garnet colour; Incredibly rich nose, full-on ripeness but gorgeous and possibly addictive. Game, spices, cassis, coffee. Massive concentration. Class: Adelaide Hills Winery.

2010 Boutique Wine Awards – Adelaide Hills Shiraz

2010 National Cool Climate Wine Show – Silver.

Philip White – Drinkster & InDaily 94+ points “As it matures these extremes will draw together smoothly, enriching the harmonies of what is already a mighty wine.”