"Knee-weakeningly gorgeous nose. All the perfume and expression of their 2014 but with much greater primary fruit and intensity. Fleshy, opulent, extravagant and outstanding quality. Ghostly persistence - never quite disappears. A proper work of Shiraz art -
19.5 / 20“
Richard Hemming MW - JancisRobinson.com
"This is a seamless, highly elegant Shiraz from the granitic subalpine zone of Beechworth. A waft of dried seaweed, blueberry, lilac and salami are carried long by peppery acidity and a carriage of tannin, all detailed and succulent. Initially understated, this mid-weighted wine grows in stature with time in the glass or ideally, in the cellar. Fermented wild and barely messed with, this is unadulterated winemaking at its best - 95 Points“
Ned Goodwin of Halliday Magazine
2017 is a great vintage.
2017 Savaterre Shiraz is such a aromatic floral wine. Underlying forest berries and fresh earthy aromas. It just leaps out of the glass and continues to grow. This is developing into a beautiful, sophisticated and seductive wine. Forget what you imagine from Australian Shiraz. Think more Northern Rhone.Côte Rôtie or Hermitage.
You must decant this wine well ahead of time to see it in its entirety.
There is a wonderful freshness and precision on the palate. sweet spice, morello cherry, violets, cured meats, oriental spices and black raspberry fruit. A voluptuous medium to full-bodied wine with striking minerality.
Fine grain tannins and sinew ensure a long future of textural pleasure. A seamless palate and silky texture keeps you intrigued. A serious, complete, balanced and concentrated wine. So elegant and effortless.
This wine in my opinion best enjoyed in 4-15 years.
Dejan Derbogosijian a friend, restaurateur and my dentist is a man who has a great palate and regularly drinks the best wines of the world, had this to say after I gave him a bottle for his birthday.
“We are looking forward to a new 2017 release of an extraordinary Shiraz from Savaterre. This vintage along with the 2013 are my favourite Victorian seasons in the last 30 years. The Savaterre Shiraz looks like a supercharged super sexy slinky erotically textured super cuvee of Côte Rôtie and a must for any lover of great wine.”