93 Pts Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2004 Shiraz was aged for two years in French and American oak. It is opaque purple-colored with an outstanding nose of pain grille, spice box, black pepper, grilled bacon, and blueberry. Full-bodied, the wine offers layers of spicy blue and black fruits, excellent depth and concentration, and a long, pure finish. This outstanding Shiraz will blossom with another 6-8 years of cellaring and drink well through 2030." 93 Points - Jay Miller - Wine Advocate
"Deep ruby. Flamboyantly aromatic nose offers an array of red and dark berry scents accompanied by cola, fresh and dried flowers, pungent herbs and a late-arriving whiff of licorice. Youthfully tangy dark berry and cherry-cola flavors display a fresh minerality, joined by sweet floral pastille notes on the back end. Picks up a complex smoky quality with air, finishing with firm but harmonious tannins. Put this one away for a while or give it a good decanting." 92(+?) Points - Josh Raynolds - International Wine Cellar
Super-ripe, confit plum fruit aromas and flavours; a deliberate winemaking decision pushing the envelope to the limits, but will have great appeal to some. 92 Points - James Halliday - Australian Wine Review
"Supple and expressive, with lots of cherry and spice flavors on an open texture, framed by hints of white pepper and toast. Impressive for its balance. Drink now through 2014. 400 cases made." 91 Points - Wine Spectator
"Deisen Landscape, a fairytale of a place, is a minuscule production artisan project in the Barossa Valley, consisting of an 80 acre block across the Seppeltfield, Marananga, Greenock Creek areas, planted with 25 acres of Shiraz, Mataro, and Grenache."
"It all started when two people with very different personalities and from very different backgrounds came togetherâ¦ Sabine Deisen was born in DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany, her father a musician, her mother an opera singer. In 1964 they immigrated to Australia. "Both my parents were at the peak of their careers yet disenchanted that their lives had become so driven, so far away from nature, soil and time with their kids," Deisen says. When Sabine was 14, her parents bought a parcel of land in the western end of the Barossa, which originally had 40 acres of dry grown vineyards, the fruit renowned for its exceptional quality. Sadly, as was the practice during that time, in 1985 the existing old vines were pulled out."
"Les Fensom was an electrician and builder in those years, supervising the building of bridges and culverts on the Stuart Highway, and this was where the pair met more than 20 years ago. After that Les worked on the Tanunda golf course in the Barossa, building new greens. From there it was a natural move to build vineyards and design and install irrigation systems, especially because it was during this time that the wine industry had started to expand rapidly."
"The wines show terrific individuality, wonderfully pure fruit (oak takes a back seat here) and a singular âhandmade-qualityâ. In the end, it is about the enjoyment of what is in the glass, and here the Deisen Landscape wines hit the nail right on the head." -Importer