‘A masterpiece ‘ – 98 Points Jeremy Oliver
‘An outstanding shiraz ‘ – 97 Points Huon Hooke
Paradise IV Winery has a long and proud history dating back to 1848, when James Henry Dardel first established his Paradise Winery, a collection of four vineyards on the banks of the Moorabool River in the Moorabool Valley.
The vineyard faces north east and has a unique soil profile of decomposed granite over limestone marl. The vineyard is low cropped and the wines are made using traditional winemaking techniques.
“Deep, bright red colour with a good purple rim and a deliciously spicy, red-fruited bouquet. Hints of graphite, black pepper and just a hint of vegetal character. It’s already very complex and stylish, showing great potential. The palate is medium to full-bodied and elegantly-crafted, with abundant supple tannins and terrific length. An outstanding shiraz, in the mould of the stellar 2010 Dardel.” – 97 Points Huon Hooke
“A masterpiece. Smoky, mineral and profoundly floral aromas of black and blue berries, paprika and exotic, musky spices, charcuterie and forest floor combine in an alluring, sensual bouquet. Explosively intense and exceptionally long, its energetic but medium-bodied palate of dark fruits, briar and tight-knit oak builds effortless depth and emphasis along its silky-fine backbone, finishing with suggestions of minerals, licorice and a racy, mouthwatering acidity. It’s an exercise in finesse and restrained power; the finest release under this label and a new high water mark in Australia for northern Rhône-inspired shiraz.” – 98 Points Jeremy Oliver