This single vineyard Shiraz was planted in 1994 with cuttings taken from the RunRig grower vineyards – some of the oldest genetic vine material in Australia.
Shiraz is crushed straight on top of Viognier, which has been lightly pressed for RunRig, and the blend of fruit is then co-fermented. Maturation over 20 months is in barrels that have previously been used for RunRig.
Intense, perfumed fruits with an underlying layer of lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit is perfectly interwoven with subtle nuances of spice and cinnamon. Full-bodied with great concentration, yet retaining firm yet supple tannin, this suave wine has impeccable balance. Descendant will reward you with its immediate charm and can be enjoyed upon release with just a few hours breathing, however, we recommend locking the other bottles away for 5+ years to enjoy its further potential, or better still cellaring for the next 15 years plus.
Game, Venison, Beef, Lamb and other hearty dishes
96/100 James Suckling
98/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate