From a particularly tricky, cool and wet season in Canberra, this actually looks much better than expected. Winemaker Chris Carpenter believes it simply comes down to a question of more work in the vineyard, with 2011 really serving to separate the ‘good’ viticulturists from the ‘great’ ones.
This is still a light, cool season red, yet not without a certain fine-boned nature that makes it plenty interesting (if not ultra convincing). Enjoyable given the context.
Score: 17/20, 90/100
Would I buy it? Not quite