Ian McKenzie

“McLaren Vale is synonymous with good Shiraz and the Bodhi Tree 2012 is no exception. Bright sweet ripe fruits with beautifully handled oak complexity makes the aroma immediately appealing and the first mouthful leaves one in no doubt that this is serious stuff indeed. Whilst maybe not as heavy as some from this region there is heaps of fruit flavour and lovely balancing ripe tannins to finish it off. Exceptional value for money in my book!”

John Shearer

“2012 Bodhi Tree Shiraz – Colour 3 Dark burgundy colour, I thought it was a little too dark for shiraz so held my powerful torch for a closer look – perfect! Nose 6.5 – surprised by the complexity of this McLaren Vale shiraz, I was expecting a typical fruity wine with some berry flavours but…wow! I noticed various spicy and almost peppery scents, a truly vibrant nose! Taste 8.5 The big taste test. My palette wasn’t disappointed. Excellent tannins and longevity around the back of my mouth. Beautiful deep fruit flavours, like blackberry, strawberry & blueberry all rolled into one. It actually hang around for a long time. This is no mass produced wine but obviously made with much love & passion! Well done! Final score – 18 High Silver Medal Highly Recommended!”