2002 Shiraz Cabernet

Campbell Mattinson, Winefront Monthly Feb-Mar 2004

“ A relatively simple, smooth textured, tasty wine that will appeal to just about any red wine drinker. Mint and liquorice meet toasty, malty oak with the fruit winning out on the finish. It’s like the wine of an old campaigner; confident, flavoursome and easy going with a supple slipperiness through all of the fruit, oak and acid. Good stuff. Drink; Now-2008 – 88 points ”

James Halliday 2005 Wine Companion – 89 points

“ Fresh raspberry and blackcurrant fruits, light to medium bodied; minimal oak and fine tannins. Stylish. ”

Ralph-kyte-powell – The Age Agenda, August 29 2004

“ The balance and aromatic drinkability typical of Pondalowie reds, and only $20! Black and red berries, with spice and minty qualities. Serve with braised veal. ”

Ralph-kyte-powell – The Age Epicure, Tuesday 8 June 2004

“ Dominic and Krystina Morris are a young couple with exemplary wine industry credentials, regularly making wine in Europe as well as at their Pondalowie property near Bendigo. This densely coloured red has blackberry, cherry, mint and light oak aromas and flavours that are succulent and aromatic ”

Ben Edwards – The Age May 2004

“ The mid-ruby / purple 2002 Shiraz Cabernet exhibits pure fruited aromas of cassis, blackberries, hints of earth and mint and lifted floral aromatics. The medium bodied palate is full of sweet, juicy, black fruits, fine grained tannins and a long, almost crisp, fruitful finish. This wine should be enjoyed over the next 5 years, though given that it is sealed under stelvin (screw-cap) it could be in for a very long life indeed. ”

Australia’s TOP 100 Wines Philip White –The Adelaide Advertiser Nov. 03

“ Dominic and Krystina Morris grow and make this mellow tincture at Bridgewater On Loddon, near Bendigo. Minty Marshmallow sugar seems to decorate its polished olive and prune fruit in a cheeky way; in contrast, its supreme elegance and length seem to add perpetual momentum to its constant see-sawing between brash Generation Y presumption and age-old breeding. Get on and Ride! 93 points. ”

GOLD MEDAL – Victorian Wines Show, Class 20, 2003