Hesketh Vulturedog Shiraz Tempranillo
A deep purple, vibrant with red hues and a purple rim expressing aromas of plush fruits, cream, strawberries, raspberries, with some hints of spice and star anise. The oak is integrated nicely. A palate of pepper, spice, fresh juicy red and purple fruits, tight structure and good length. Good weight on the mid palate.
Hesketh Hippocrocopig Cabernet Mataro Aragonez
A deep red with purple magenta hues and a red rim proffering aromas of mocha, Christmas spice and vibrant florals, pomegranate, tomato leaf, spearmint and fresh red fruits. A palate of strawberry, sorbet and juicy red fruits with clean acid lines and fine structure. Medium length with some spice, very drinkable.
Hesketh Porcupotamus Pinot Noir Shiraz
A dark red core with maroon hues and silver rim proferring aromas of spice, rhubarb, tobacco, red berry fruits and thyme. A light and bouncy palate with fresh, soft red fruits. Pinot like mouthfeel with cherry and raspberry, nice acid lines and fine tannins on the finish.
Parker Coonawarra Estate Interloper Cabernet Malbec
A rich dark crimson with cherry red hues proffering aromas of fresh cherries, spice, chocolate cake, briar and caramel with herbaceous hints, rhubarb, blackberry and some forest floor. A fresh, juicy acid palate with red fruits on the mid palate and food fruit sweetness coming through in black cherry and berries. Black currant, mushroom and bramble savouriness, good length completes a well-structured wine.
Hesketh Small Parcels Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
A deep crimson core with purple rim and aroma of dark cherries, cassis, rich cedar and lovely lifted herbs. A medium-bodied palate of powerful fruits of the forest flavours, earthy notes of green leaf and lingering dusty tannins.
BWU20 - 95 Points by Kim Brebach
WINE OF THE WEEK by Dan Traucki
Huon Hooke - 91 Points
Ralph Kyte Powell - 90 Points
St John's Road Blood and Courage Shiraz
An opaque crimson with red-brick hues. The nose proffer aromas of lifted red fruits with a hint of sweet spice and cherry pastilles. The palate is rich and densely flavored with bright expressive red fruit notes and wisps of toasted vanilla. Fine tannins give way to a persistent, moreish finish. Well balanced, juicy style of Shiraz. Best matched with roasted longhorn sirloin with potato dauphinois and steamed greens.
New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 - Gold Medal
Top 100 July 2017 - 92 Points by Tony Love
The Key Report July 2017 - 93 Points by Tony Keys
The Wine Front May 2017 - 90 Points by Campbell Mattinson
St John's Road The Resilient Grenache
This wine shows a deep ruby with a purple tint and magenta rim. The nose proffers vibrant, red fruits of raspberry with strawberry sorbet, hints of red licorice and spice, game and cherry cola. The palate consists of juicy red fruits, raspberry coulis, blueberries and fresh acidity with lovely, soft tannins giving smoothness and creaminess with some savory notes of brioche and subtle spices. Best matched stuffed mushrooms with pancetta, shallots and sage.
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018 - Gold Medal
Barossa Wine Show 2018 - Gold Medal
The Vinpac International Trophy for Best Grenache - Barossa Wine Show 2018
The Rod Schubert Trophy - Most Outstanding Barossa Red Table Wine 2018
The Adelaide Advertiser,September 2018 - 95 Points
Halliday Wine Companion August 2018 - 93 Points by Campbell Mattinson
100 Best Australian Wines 18/19 - Matthew Jukes
Cellar Talk ,April 2018 - 90 Points by Huon Hooke
St John's Road Line and Length Cabernet Sauvignon
A dark red with brick red tints and aromas of tobacco and herbal tea followed by fresh blackcurrant, bay leaf, varietal and regional Cabernet aromas in a strong season. A palate of juicy acid with fresh fruits, blackcurrant, and lots of meaty, brothy flavors. Smooth and creamy midpalate, herbal and savory, but not green with long, lingering finish.
Halliday Wine Companion, August 2018 - 90 Points by Campbell Mattinson
WBM Magazine, January 2018 - 91 Points by Mike Bennie