This wine impressed me on release, and after seven years, I find it a good example of classic Barossa Shiraz. This is a full-bodied wine, but not a monster. It is juicy, with a sweet core of blackberry and plum fruit and a round mouthfeel. Mocca flavours add to complexity. The originally coarse grained tannins have mellowed, and are quite soft now. Maturing for two years in French oak left its mark. The finish is long.
I find it interesting how really old vines seem to deliver a measured balance which is difficult to find in younger vines full-bodied Shiraz.