Adam Foster is chef-turned-sommelier-turned-winemaker and seems to be really finding some glide to his stride. This is sourced from the Greenstone Vineyard in Heathcote, sees some whole bunch in the ferment and is sent to mostly older oak.
Great drinking here. Has glossiness to texture, a gossamer feel from satiny tannins, yet a strictness that cinches the wine in. It smells of red berries on briar, licorice, pepper and violets. It’s sweetish to taste but an amaro herb-like character makes the wine more interesting. There’s a lightness and freshness to the wine that drags you back in, and yes, even from Heathcote. Satisfying light to medium weight shiraz expression.
Mike Bennie, Wine Front