Character l Rich ripe figs and hints of walnut and dark chocolate notes. Stewed plums and dried raisins. A full-bodied wine due to the vintage that produced slow ripening, quality fruit and lower yields. Frederick Shiraz Cabernet- has fruit weight and elegant French oak maturation for 18 months giving fine tannins. Hints of herbaceous notes on the back palate with an overlay of fresh plums and fig. A wine that will develop and offer approachability and a full flavour on the palate to enjoy. Limited production.
94 points from Wine Orbit l Sweetly ripe and richly expressed, the bouquet shows dark plum, mixed berry compote, warm spice, game and cedary oak characters, leading to a sumptuous palate that’s velvety and expansive. Generously flavoursome with a length plush finish. At its best: now to 2030. Sam Kim, Nov 2022.
91 points from Wine Pilot l Ken Gargett, Feb 2023. https://winepilot.com/sieger-estate-frederick-old-vines-shiraz-cabernet-2018/