100% Shiraz grapes grown in the McLaren Vale wine region.
The grapes are cooled as whole bunches overnight, crushed the following morning, and fermented in small open fermenters whilst gently hand plunging twice a day. Then intently matured in new to 3 year old French barrels for 18 months prior to blending and bottling.
Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.49 | Acidity: 7 g/L
“Old vines in a single vineyard with low yields. The bouquet makes me think of the River Styx, dark and impenetrable, the full-bodied palate’s power and liquid intensity coming as a shock. No light feminine touch here, and why should there be. It is a remarkable wine of very high quality, piling on the flavour as its length extends inexorably.” 97 points – James Halliday
“McLaren Vale Shiraz with some impressive pedigree that delivers on it’s reputation and the vintage. A brooding nose of blackberry, dark cherry, and plum that’s softened by softened vanillin oak. Layers of black fruits show themselves on the palate with milk chocolate and earthen leathery notes. Tannins are drying, firm, and underwrite decades of development. A wine with classy winemaking and undeniably high quality fruit has resulted in a benchmark example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.” 97 points – Patrick Eckel
Vintage 2014: Decanter’s Asian Wine Awards 2017 – BEST AUSTRALIAN RHONE VARIETAL