The Cream is blended at the optimum time from the best barrels from First Drop’s most prized vineyards to create the ultimate expression of Barossa Shiraz from the vintage.
A rich, textured, seamless wine that combines power and elegance. It’s seductive, with a pedigree that will see it mature for a further 10 to 15 years. Indulge now or reward yourself later.
Single Vineyard Location:
Oak Maturation: 20 months sur lie in
32% new French oak hogsheads
12% new American oak barriques
HuonHooke.com, July 2018, Huon Hooke. Rating 96
Deep red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet is alcohol-lifted and rich in dark chocolate and mocha, with some regional ironstone and metallic notes. The palate is concentrated and powerful, very intense and driving. A very full-bodied, dense, powerful shiraz, with amazing persistence and mouth-coating tannins. A massive, ripping shiraz.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2019 Edition. Rating 95
A deep, dark well of flavour. One sip and you sink into its inky depths. It tastes of cocoa and coffee, licorice and blackberry, a lift of raspberry and violet-like like character showing through the finish. Clearly it's at the (very) big end of town but the fruit is of monumental proportion and it somehow manages to feel tied down and neat.
Wine Spectator, March 2016, Maryann Worobiec. 94 points
Elegant, round and supple, with creamy kirsch, blackberry and licorice flavors and details of smoke, black tea and forest floor. Balances complexity and effortlessness. Long finish. Drink now through 2026.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition. Rating 96
Generosity and complexity; black fruits have outstanding texture, structure, balance and - above all - length. One of those wines that manage to fill the mouth with flavour, but not palling with repeated sips, simply revealing more.