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: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, www.erobertparker.com