Archive for the ‘Olive Branch Cabernet Shiraz’ Category

The Guardian, 20 Best Reds for Christmas, 18th November 2012

Olive Branch Cabernet Shiraz 2010

Although the classic Australian virtues of rich ripe blackcurrant and blackberry fruit are all in abundance here, this is not the stereotypically sweet and syrupy food-unfriendly blockbuster of yore. There’s real crunch and grip to the tannins, and freshness too, to leaven the power.

Decanter, Weekday Wines Value Picks, September 2012

Willunga 100, Olive Branch Cabernet Shiraz 2010

“With its distinctive, River Red gumtree-embossed neck, this is a producer always worth looking out for and this wine is a perfect example as to why.  Spicy, with crunchy bramble fruit and cherry, it’s run through with breezy charm.”

Daily Mail Weekend Magazine, Matthew Jukes, 14 July 2012

Willunga 100, Olive Branch Cabernet Shiraz 2010

“With seriously good depth brambly of fruit and Asian spice on the nose this is a stunning red which can be drunk a little chilled or at normal temperature. If you cool it down you can increase the chilli heat in your cooking. You decide your level of ‘heat’ and viola – a perfect, multitalented red wine with amazing Chinese skills! “

16 points,, 13 Jul 2012

Willunga 100, Olive Branch Cabernet Shiraz 2010

“Rich, polished and zappy with a hint of salt and very well integrated. Very McLaren Vale with the nobility of the vintage”