Production: 1884 bottles
Origin of Fruit: Eden Valley Shiraz 95%; Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 5%
Analysis: Alcohol: 14.9% : pH: 3.61 : Acid: 6.56 : SG: 0.9941
Tasting Note: Dark, inky red with purple hue. Complex spicy Shiraz characters on the nose with notes of pepper and cinnamon. The palate is charming, medium weight and very complex and shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz treated with good oak maturation to produce a great wine with excellent aging potential. It shows ample aroma and fruit balanced with perfect acidity and supple dry tannins. The finish is long and generous, leaving dark chocolate and spicy berry flavours lingering.
Vintage Comments: Mild dry ripening conditions later combined with low yields led to good varietal expression in Shiraz. Excellent sugar to acid ratios reflected cool nights and moderate temperatures.
Making/Maturation: Small lot (0.5 – 1tonne) open fermentation with daily plunging or rack & return. Maturation was 20 months in 70% French oak barrels (70% new).