Current Vintage: 2021

Anything up to 12 vineyards go into this wine. it’s typically a blend of approx. 50/50 Barossa and Eden Valleys. The Barossa Valley provides the engine room for the palate, the Eden Valley components provide the lifted aromatics. Mostly French oak, and mostly 500 litre puncheons to slow down the oak uptake and preserve aromatics. The Barossa’s calling card variety; some people outside of our region think it’s all we do but anyhow…

Review: 94 points (Australian Wine Review)

“Tim always get such great colour in his reds. Yet they’re soft edged, generous and gentle wines, rather than something angular and reductive which happens with bright young reds. This Shiraz – a blend of Eden & Barossa Valley fruit is so round, siken and lavish, with this seamless flow of purple berried (blue and black berries) fruit with chocolate vanilla oak further smoothing the edges. Undeniably rich and full bodied but seamless and never ott. Hard not to like this Barossan expression – it’s a delight.” – Andrew Graham

Review: 94 points (The Winefront)

“Blue and black fruits, a little floral, vanilla, and minty perfume, some sweetly spiced toasty oak. Bright with crushed mixed berries, a little vanilla and toasted oak, supple fine-grained tannin, freshness, some dark chocolate, truffle, and black olive, and a savoury finish of good length. Classic Barossa Shiraz here.” – Gary Walsh

Review: 94 points (QWine)

“Quality Barossa – the two words that come to mind when you have a Tim Smith wine in your hands. This Shiraz comes from one of the best vintages in recent times. Looking for a keeper without needing to redraw the home loan? This would be a clever investment. A bomb of dark berries, plums, blueberries, vanilla, cedar and some Five Spice offer plenty of interest from the outset. The more it sits the more it opens to reveal Dutch cocoa, and dare I say, some Maccas chocolate fudge. The savoury aspect has some get up and go and builds wonderfully showcasing dried thyme, sage and some woodsy spices. The oak is prominent but will calm – this is built for the long haul. For now, that is what pulls it back a notch, but give it time and it will become a magical wine. Long, flavoursome and seemingly boundless with oceans of depth, this is a comfort wine you could say. Decant for now or tuck away for later. I’d take the second choice and reap the reward from 2025+.” – Steve Leszczynski

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