92pts, Wine Spectator, USA
94 points, James Halliday 2013 Wine Companion
The 2009 vintage was a return to some of the best growing and ripening seasons of the early 2000’s. The Green’s vineyard ripened slowly and evenly, with the fruit being harvested by hand in the middle of March. A vintage typified by brilliant colours, fresh vibrant fruit flavours and excellent maturation potentials.
Maturation in 100% new French oak for twenty four months and bottling the wine unfined and unfiltered has ensured the preservation of the vineyard’s unique characters.
Appearance: Deep brick in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Nose: Lifted flavours of cherry plums, sandalwood spice and quality French oak
overwhelm the senses.
Palate: Classically crafted Barossa styled palate; fully ripened plums, hints of old gold chocolate, sassy French oak, all entwined with balance and natural tannins and acidity. A wine, rewarding texturally, yet delivering incredible finesse and aging potential.
Bottled December 2011
Cellaring Potential of at least 15 – 18 years Alcohol 14.5% v/v