Owned by Owen and Cassandra Inglis since 2004, Sidewood is already starting to get noticed. Highly respected critic James Halliday gave them a five-star rating in both the 2016 and 2018 editions of Wine Companion. Made by award winning winemakers whose CVs include top wineries such as Penfolds and Shaw & Smith, their wines are absolutely stunning.
Outstanding example of a cool-climate Shiraz from the Adelaide hills, this wine presents lifted fruit flavours of red cherry, currants and dark plum on the nose. The palate intensifies with flavours of pomegranate, cinnamon and spice and a textural earthy finish with soft silky tannins.
Has a highly fragrant bouquet, verging on outright perfume; spicy notes are part climate, part whole bunch derived, and the multi-clone backdrop provides a beautifully poised palate. Very good value.- 96 pts James Halliday, Wine Companion