From a vineyard in the southern end of the Barossa, this 2009 Shiraz is full of soft, dark cherry fruit with rich kirsch like notes, dark chocolate and spicy oak. The palate is textured and layered, with the dark berry fruit aromas again coming to the fore. The palate has a long finish, complimented by defining oak tannins.
The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 28° C. Further maturation in a mixture of French and American Oak for 18 months has resulted in a wine of great structure and finesse.
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
Review by: Winestate, Winewise
Review by: Winestate, Winestate Magazine
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2011
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
Review by: Decanter Magazine, Decanter Magazine
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
Review by: Adelaide Review - Top 100 Wines for 2011/12
Review by: 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate
Review by: Winestate Magazine