The first in a line of early 20th century battleships bestowed with the motto “fear god and dreadnought” and embodying a supreme combination of speed and power, Dreadnought denotes our steepest and most breathtaking hillside Syrah vineyards.
Typical aromas for Dreadnought Syrah include a smokey peat character that provides a savoury edge to the overt blueberry and pepper aromas, that mix of savoury and sweet that is classic Northern Rhone is style. The palate is concentrated and rich but well balanced with vibrant acidity and a streak of minerality – almost a salty character with the wine finishing with a large volume of fine grain tannins.
Wine Advocate Issue #209, October 2013 – DREADNOUGHT 2010 – 91
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Dreadnought is a 100% Syrah showing ripe blackberry and blueberry preserves on the nose alongside hints of pepper and cloves. Full-bodied, concentrated, spicy and peppery, there is plenty of acid freshness, a medium level of rounded tannins and a long finish. Drink it now to 2018+. Other recent accolades for this vintage:
Silver, Decanter Magazine; 5 Stars, Winestate; Silver, China Wine & Spirits Awards; 5 Stars, Sam Kim Wine Orbit.