Varietal Composition: 100% Shiraz
Harvest: Hand picked on 16 March 2016.
Fermentation/Oak: Crushed to open fermenters, with 15% whole bunches. 20% of the wine completed fermentation in barrel before being returned to tank for MLF. Aged in French oak, 30% new, for 15 months.
Bottling Date: 26 October 2017
Production: 130 dozen
A medium to full bodied wine with lifted aromatics of mulberries, plums, spice and chocolate, plus some subtle charry notes from the oak. The flavours are focussed and intense, with generosity of fruit and a strong fine-grained tannin structure. The wine is drinking well now but will also age gracefully for up to 10 years.
2013: 92 points James Halliday; 93 points Ray Jordan; Silver Medal – 2015 Sydney Royal Wine Show
2011: 91 points James Halliday