Steve Tanzer 92 points - Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 The Eleventh Hour Shiraz displays aromas of blueberry pie filling, black currant cordial and mincemeat with touches of licorice and mocha. Full-bodied with a nice savory edge to the seductive fruitiness, it is nicely poised with a medium level of chewy tannins and balanced acid. It finishes long. Drink it now to 2018+.
This spicy style offers dark plum and berry against clove and tobacco notes, with fine tannins framing the medium-bodied structure. Finishes with persistence. Best from 2014 through 2020.—H.S.
2010 MASSENA SHIRAZ ELEVENTH HOUR
"Inky purple. Dark fruit liqueur and floral aromas are complemented by notes of candied violet, Indian spices and cola, with a smoky topnote. Deep, rich and supple in texture, offering sweet blueberry and boysenberry flavors and slow-building spiciness. Suave floral notes carry through a long, velvety finish of impressive clarity." Steve Tanzer 92 points
|The Massena label is a partnership between Dan Standish, winemaker for Torbreck and Jaysen Collins from Turkey Flat. In 1999, they found that they had both agreed to work the vintage in Clare Valley . The Moonlight Run, their initial wine, derives its name from their nightly drive to and from the Barossa. During the drive home, they would share their ideas about the perfect wine to wash down a hard night's work. Out of this ideal, Moonlight Run and further collaboration was born. Wines under the Massena label are made from 100% Barossa Valley fruit, using traditional, natural wine making techniques to capture the unique flavors of the Barossa.