Melbourne, Australia. Trying to get to know Aussie red.
Gary Walsh gave this 97, so 3 of us went thirds on a single bottle ($100) to take our drinking into new territory. Drank over 3 hours. Continually evolved with ridiculous complexity and length. No more than medium bodied with a spectrum of black, violet, red fruits. Herbal and spice tones, each of us picked up something different. Beautifully fresh fruited, tannin hardly there yet clearly there. I can’t quite do 97 as I’m a little skewed to something a bit bigger, so 96+ for me. — 21 days ago
Light and crisp, lemon, lightly savoury with dry finish. Lovely texture, subtle oak, nicely balanced — 3 months ago
From the bottle: ’I made this wine to celebrate my return to life following my serious illness in 2013’. Thankfully, there seems to be lots more Marius to come. Dark and densely fruited, medium bodied with fine tannin. So much going on - chocolate with earthy, anise, herbs and spice, ripe but restrained and elegant with lovely savoury highlights. Pushing 96. — 3 months ago