Bacchant (bac·chant) 1. A follower of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine. 2. A drunken reveller.
Low yielding, hand pruned and hand picked, this reserve Shiraz underwent a wild yeast open vat ferment and two years in new and two-year old French barriques.
This wine delivers a sophisticated nose with a complex palate of berries and spice. Drink now or until 2023.
Fermented 'wild' in open-vat fermenters prior to 18 months in 50% new and 2-year passed oak, this straddles cool climate vibrancy with a rich chocolatey midriff. Violet, anise, pepper grind and nori seaweed imbue the darker fruit tones with a savoury glint. The oak is nicely buried beneath waves of flavour. The finish long and ferrous, with bloody ironstone hints. 92 points. Halliday Wine Companion 2019
The fragrant bouquet leads into a bright and lively medium-bodied palate, with spicy red fruits and well-integrated French oak, the tannins appropriately fine. Scores for its elegance ... 94 points.
James Halliday, The Australian Wine Companion 2014