This is a fantastic example of Barossa Shiraz. Deep Ox blood red colour, with a lifted and intense nose of blackberry fruit, sweet spice and dark chocolate. In a word, yum! Rich dark black fruits, jam with sweet spice with a touch of vanillin oak on the nose and a smoothly textured, full flavoured palate with ripe, grainy tannins.
The palate is very rich and flavoursome with blackberry and plum fruit. In addition to the primary fruit characters there is plenty of complexity in this wine with spice and earthy notes. There is heaps of mouth filling flavour complemented by chalky tannins. There is great length of fruit as well. A most sessional and engaging wine that provides plenty of depth and satisfaction all round.
Awards and Accolades
2015 Vintage: 91+ Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front "Opens a bit reductive, but comes up in the glass pretty quickly. Blackberry, plum, liquorice, a touch of eucalyptus and cedar. Full bodied, fleshy and ripe, with grippy tannin, firm acidity, and raspberry bobbing up on firm and toasty finish. Has the structure to age and improve over the medium-term too."
From the Winery
The grapes were de-stemmed into fermenters. Ferments were pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferments remain in the 22-25 degree celcius range which allows maximum fruit expression in the wine. Pressing occurs approximately seven days after fermentation commences and the wine is then filled to American oak to mature (14 months in 40% new American hogsheads with the balance going into 2nd and 3rd fill barrels).
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WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Susie Mickan
Drink now until: 2024
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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