This wine has a focused core of dark fruits wrapped in the warmth and comfort of oak’s vanilla with dark chocolate, liquorice and black pepper spice. The palate has a densely knit structure, loaded with fruit and finished with fine mouth coating tannins. While youthful, the poise and completeness of the wine is exciting
Awards and Accolades
96 Points, James Halliday - The Wine Companion “The purple-crimson colour is excellent, the wine living up to that promise; the spicy/peppery bouquet leads into a medium to full-bodied palate, black fruits, liquorice and pepper all on display. It is the structure of the tannins that clinch the deal: they are rounded and sewn into the fabric of the wine. This and the Leston are quite different, but of equal quality”
95 Points, Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front “This is brimful with flavour but it brings a sturdiness to the table. It’s an excellent example of the general superiority of Great Southern shiraz over Margaret Rivers examples. It’s supple with plum and black cherry fruit, boasts characters of black olive, fennel and dark earth, and blinks dried spice, musk and cloves notes throughout. Tannin is a firm garter about it all. A tip-top example of this region-variety combination."
95 Points, Huon Hooke “Deep, young red/purple hue; rich, raw blood plum aromas, fruit-driven and bold. It's very full-bodied, fleshy, rich and fruit-sweet beneath those waves of drying tannins. Very smart wine indeed, in a big, firm, yet elegant style. It needs time and will cellar long-term.”
From the Winery
The Great Southern sub regions began the growing season with just adequate soil moisture and scant catchment fill. Predictably unpredictable spring weather in November did impact flowering, set and early spring growth on exposed sites. Summer was hot but uniformly so with some late onshore drizzle which brought the vintage to a rapid close in early April. With yields below average, the wines produced from the 2014 vintage are full of concentrated fruit flavours, good acidity and fine ripe tannins
This wine is a blend of the best parcels from the Lange vineyard in Frankland River, which were planted in 1997 and 2000. The soils are lateritic gravelly/sandy loams over granite. Yields are low to moderate.
The continental and cool climate of the Great Southern produces elegant yet powerful Shiraz. From the Frankland sub region, where Shiraz reigns, the intense dark cherry fruit, black pepper spice, opulent fleshy sweet fruit and fine tannins herald the region’s Shiraz signature. This wine has a focused core of dark fruits wrapped in the warmth and comfort of oak’s vanilla with dark chocolate, liquorice and black pepper spice. The palate has a densely knit structure, loaded with fruit and finished with fine mouth coating tannins. While youthful, the poise and completeness of the wine is exciting.
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WBW Rating: 96/100
Closure: Screw Cap
Region: Great Southern, WA
Winemaker: Janice McDonald
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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