Matthews Road Shiraz 2018
Tasting Notes

This wine displays lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and white pepper supported by classic cool climate Shiraz characters of spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.

The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from sixteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels.

Winemaking

Fruit for the Matthews Road Shiraz comes from the cool climate, high altitude of the Barossa’s Eden Valley sub-region.

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spend seven days fermenting on their skins in open fermenters for more control of each single parcel of grapes. We undertake hand plunging at least twice daily during ferment to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins.

The wine is then carefully basket-pressed for a more gentle extraction, and softer mouthfeel to the finished wine. It then undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrels, before being transferred to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak to mature for 16 months.

 

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
This is a gorgeous offering; the beautifully lifted bouquet shows black/blueberry, anise, cedar and vanilla characters, leading to a flavoursome palate that is supple and persistent. It is elegantly structured by fine chalky tannins, finishing lingering and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2026
3.5 Stars
Review by: Winestate
3.5 Stars
Review by: Wine State
Smoky meaty characters tending to dominate the fruit aromas but has a fresh, vibrant, fruit-driven palate. 

 

Tasting Notes

This wine displays lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and white pepper supported by classic cool climate Shiraz characters of spicy, dark berry fruits on the palate.

The extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from sixteen months’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels.

Winemaking

Fruit for the Matthews Road Shiraz comes from the cool climate, high altitude of the Barossa’s Eden Valley sub-region.

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and spend seven days fermenting on their skins in open fermenters for more control of each single parcel of grapes. We undertake hand plunging at least twice daily during ferment to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins.

The wine is then carefully basket-pressed for a more gentle extraction, and softer mouthfeel to the finished wine. It then undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrels, before being transferred to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak to mature for 16 months.

 

Reviews
93 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
This is a gorgeous offering; the beautifully lifted bouquet shows black/blueberry, anise, cedar and vanilla characters, leading to a flavoursome palate that is supple and persistent. It is elegantly structured by fine chalky tannins, finishing lingering and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2026

3.5 Stars
Review by: Winestate

3.5 Stars Review by: Wine State
Smoky meaty characters tending to dominate the fruit aromas but has a fresh, vibrant, fruit-driven palate. 

 

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