93 points | Mike Bennie, Wine Front
94 points | Erin Larkin, Post
Up is a suffix commonly found in place names in Western Australia’s south-west, meaning “place of” in the indigenous Noongar dialect. This wine evokes the ancient granitic soils of its place of origin in the hills around Mount Barker.
Sourced from three great shiraz sites in the “spice belt” south of Mt Barker, the 2014 release shows exceptional aromatic intensity, elegance and balance.
Intensely gamey, complex and savoury, with a fresh stalky spice lift. The palate glides into ripe red fruits, drawing a bright acid line through tingling minerality and sweet herbal notes. Complex layers are already evident and will deepen with time in bottle.
"Elegant. Sumptous. Floral. Expressive. Spicy. Juicy. Silky. Soft tannins. Great Structure. Whole bunch. Yum. 94 points!" Erin Larkin, Post