100% old vine Shiraz grapes grown in the McLaren Vale wine region.
Fermented in small open fermenters for a gentle fermentation that is completed in 12 days, basket pressed to new and older French Oak hogsheads and matured for 20 months.
Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.45 | Acidity: 6.95g/L
“Deep colour and a rich, ripe fruit and toasty oak bouquet, laced with chocolate. The oak is more apparent in the mouth, where it has a charred-timber quality overlying its substantial dark cherry and blackberry fruit flavours. It’s full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with lovely amplitude and fleshy mouth-feel. A superb wine with massive potential.” 93 points (#11 of 77 McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016) – Huon Hooke
“…the nose gives a heady mix of blackberry, plum, and cherry with milk chocolate and vanilla spice. Elegant and luxurious at the same time. The palate opens with a swathe of dark fruits on a bed of supple but finely structured tannins. Oak provides a vanilla background with embellishments of earth and graphite that are soaked up by blackberry fruit. Chocolate richness with a touch of briar frame the long and dark fruited finish. An impeccable release..” 96 points – WineReviewer.com.au