Very deep garnet-purple colored, the Estate Shiraz is scented of blackberry preserves, warm mulberries and spice cake with touches of licorice and chocolate. Full-bodied, rich and voluptuous in the mouth, the flesh is nicely supported by firm, rounded tannins and just enough acid to enliven, finishing with great length. Drink it now to 2025+
Accolades and Awards
95 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "The focus and intensity of the wine lifts it above the rest of Sanguine's '15 wines, French oak playing a positive support role. Black fruits, spice and licorice do most of the work, keeping the wine well within the boundaries of the style. The fact that it has by far the highest alcohol is surprising, for there is no heat or dead fruit."
2014 Vintage: Gold Medal & 95 points - Wine Showcase Magazine Tasting 2016 ☆☆☆☆ - Winestate Best of Victoria 2016 tastings SILVER – Australia & NZ Boutique Wine Show
From the Winery:
We utilize traditional winemaking practices such as small fermentation tanks, natural fermentation (i.e. no yeast additions) and gravity feeding. Whilst this can be quite labour intensive, we believe it ensures the preservation of natural fruit flavours and the Heathcote terrior character. As with all varieties produced at Sanguine Estate, the grapes were destemmed, lightly crushed and then naturally fermented with wild indigenous yeasts in small open fermenters. The wine is then transferred via gravity (to avoid pump shock) to predominantly French oak barriques (approximately 10% new) and left to mature for approximately 18 months.
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