2015 Bests 'Thomson Family' Shiraz
Great Western, Victoria
Made from just 15 rows of ancient, 1867-planted vines.
A total fusion of complex fruits, of licorice, spice and pepper sidelights, of fine, yet ripe, tannins that come from very old vines, and French oak, the texture running lengthways and sideways, but never breaking line. Old vine wines like this make a mockery of vintage charts.
98 points James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion