Longhop Shiraz 2010 gets “the Rolls Royce treatment” and 93 points.

Longhop Shiraz 2010 from winemaking venture between high school friends, Tim Freeland and Dominic Torzi (of leading Eden Valley winery, Torzi Matthews) have taken the notion of overdelivering wine quality for price to another realm….   Exactly what leading wine authority James Halliday thinks …” This was given the Rolls-Royce treatment normally used with far more expensive wine: whole berry wild ferment in small open fermenters, basket- pressed and the ferment finished in the French (60%) and American (40%) barrels in which it spent the next 14 months. The colour is deep, although not star-bright because it was not filtered. This is a potent, full-bodied wine, stacked with black fruits, licorice and spice, and demands to be cellared for a bare minimum of 5 years, preferably at least 10.”  93 points James Halliday.