The Wine Advocate
The Celts - The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 The Celts is quite perfumed and shows off freshly crushed blackberries and cassis followed by a floral lift with touches of cinnamon and vanilla. Full-bodied and muscular, it has medium-firm, grainy tannins, nice balance on the palate and a long, savory and spicy finish.
2013 - 2023+.
Very deep purple-black colored, the 2009 The Celts displays aromas of mulberries, warm blueberries and kirsch over coffee grounds, bacon fat, chocolate box, black truffles and a whiff of prunes. Very full bodied, densely packed and layered, it has a good line of crisp acid lending lift and medium to firm fine-grained tannins supporting the rich flesh. The finish is long and berry laced. Still a little primary and tight-knit at this stage.
2013 - 2023+.
The 2007 The Celts is 100% Shiraz from a little vineyard next to the tasting room, mainly sold via cellar door. Aged 18 months in new French oak, it has a very deep garnet-purple color and aromas of warm blackberry and mulberry fruit over smoked bacon, black olive, Ceylon tea and coffee grounds. Very full, concentrated and ripe, it has firm finely grained tannins and crisp acidity, finishing long and savory.
2013 - 2022+.
Deep garnet with hints of purple, the 2006 The Celts is still a little closed but manages to show some menthol, dark fruit, and exotic spices fused with Chines five spice and salami notes. Full-bodied and rich, it has a good backbone of fine and firm tannins, a vibrant acid line and a long finish.
2013 - 2022+