Made from Shiraz fruit off Bannockburn's oldest vineyard planted in 1974. This is a rich, powerful expression of Shiraz. Intense flavour complexity with dark fruits, black olives, liquorice and mocha coffee characters. Yes, its a big, bold wine but after a few years of bottle maturation has settled down well into its skin; retains a heady perfume, displays elegance and refinement. Superb drinking now.
2001: Ralph Kyte-Powell
Range is a single-block super shiraz. Gorgeously rich and complex, it has spicy, plummy fruit and lovely texture with subdued power and great length. New oak has dissolved seamlessly into the wine, which has superb balance.
2006: Aug 2016 James Halliday
Made from the original shiraz planting of 1.66ha. in '74, and the sheer intensity of fruit at 9 yo is as remarkable as the colour. 96 pts.