Old Bastard Shiraz
2009 - Awesome wine James Halliday rated it 97 points. It's one of the best shiraz in the country. There are only 10 x 6 bottles left. first in best dressed
"From the prime estate vineyard, planted in 1893, with an inimitable, Ralph Steadman label. The alcohol is 2.5% lower than that of the '08; it is beautifully supple, fresh and balanced, but retains the intensity, clarity and integrity of very old vine wine. Bravo. If only it had a screwcap."
Exceptionally old vines from 1893 have produced a dark and uncompromisingly dense offering full of black fruits, charred meat, fennel and bitter chocolate; thickly textured, the wine is epic in every regard. This is a take no prisoners wine.
Rated 95 James Halliday
"Deep colour; a hilarious new label depicting said old bastard does not herald any change in the style of this wine, made from small estate block planted in 1893. Rich, supple and velvety, it is able to cary it's alcohol;it is chock-full of dark berry flavours. Rating 95 Drink to 2027 James Halliday AWC 2010