95 Points James Halliday.
Constructed from Estate mataro (34%) fermented with partial stalk inclusion, 33% early harvested 150yo bush vine grenache and Tanunda Shiraz.The secret ingredient that invests the wine with savoury spoces and freshness is the alcohol, usually 14.5% and above in the Barossa Valley. The length and finish have zest and braille, important in establishing the texture of the wine. 14% alc. 5 Stars, drink to 2029 James Halliday.
94 points The Winefront.
Blend of Barossa Valley mataro, grenache, and shiraz, pretty much in equal parts. The mataro included some stalks in the ferment. The grenache is off extremely old vines, well over 100 years (more like 150). It’s a wild ride of flavour. It’s mid-weight, complex, charming and silken, with game, an array of dried spices, flings of
roasted nuts and of course red/black berry flavours. So much to experience. Floral notes add yet more to the show.
A beautiful red wine.
Campbell Mattinson - Winefront.
The moonlight run' was the repetitive nightly drive from the Barossa to the Clare Valley that Dan and I would endure whilst working Harvest in 1999. During the drive home, we would often crave a soft slurpy wine to wash down a hard night's work. Out of this ideal we decided to make a Grenache based wine to be enjoyed whenever the mood takes hold.