Intense, perfumed fruits with an underlying layer of lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit is perfectly interwoven with subtle nuances of spice and cinnamon. Full- bodied with great concentration, yet retaining firm yet supple tannins this suave wine has impeccable balance. Descendant will reward you with its immediate charm and can be enjoyed upon release with just a few hours breathing, however, we recommend locking the other bottles away for 5+ years to enjoy its further potential, or better still cellaring for the next 15 years plus.
Blend: 93% Shiraz, 7% Viognier
94 James Suckling
A cooler, wetter vintage with elegance to the wines. This is exotic with vibrant floral notes and raspberries, pomegranate and dark peaches, as well as briar, red berries and plums. A cooler year like this gives the viognier greater air time. The palate has a very convincing and complete tannin structure, layered with a wealth of ripe dark plums and long, soft, later-picked tannins that hold plenty of flavor. Complex. Drink or hold.
93 Wine Enthusiast
This wine offers meaty, leathery and earthy tones. Cloves, bay leaf and baked clay mingle with plump plum and cherry fruit. Oak is present but in the background. The textural tannins are granular and savory, rounded out by plush fruit. Again, the oak shows its face, as does the alcohol, but the combo of complexity and approachability this wine achieves forgives both these things. Drink now–2035.