Reserve Shiraz

Reserve Reserve Shiraz

2017 Shiraz
Barossa Valley, SA

The palate is rich, round and very complex and shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz

$50 each

Wine Details

Region

Barossa Valley

Vintage

2017

Type

Red Wine

Variety

Shiraz

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

14.5%

PH

3.7

Acidity

6.4 g/l

Maturation

Maturation was 18 months in 67% French oak barrels

Closure

Screw Cap

Vineyard Notes

Winter rains led to mild dry ripening conditions which combined with low yields led to great varietal expression in Shiraz. Excellent sugar to acid ratios were a reflection of cool nights and moderate temperatures.

Tasting Notes

A deep, inky black wine with impressive concentration. Dark, smoky plum and bitumen aromas complement a complex palate. The palate is rich, full bodied and shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz balanced with good oak selection and integration to produce wine with good ageing potential. It shows substantial aroma, and rich, dark fruit balanced with perfect acidity and big dry tannins. The finish is long and generous, leaving rich dark chocolate flavours lingering.

Colour

Opaque purple hue.

Bouquet

Lifted sweet smoky Shiraz characters on the nose with complex array of aromas from Rosemary to vanilla and stone fruit.

Palate

The palate is rich, round and very complex and shows all the hallmarks of great Shiraz treated with good oak maturation to produce wine with good ageing potential. It shows ample aroma, good fruit balanced with perfect acidity and big dry tannins for ageing potential. The finish is long and generous, leaving rich dark chocolate flavours lingering on the palate.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

95 points – James Halliday Wine Companion 2016

Voted #1 Shiraz – 2015 Edinburgh Cellars Shiraz Day Challenge

Gourmet Traveller September 2015 – Top 100

Huon Hooke – Top 2013 Shiraz Barossa Valley

5 Stars 95 points #5 (out of 65 2013 Barossa Shiraz)

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