Maturation was 18 months in 67% French oak barrels
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.
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.
Opaque purple hue.
Lifted sweet smoky Shiraz characters on the nose with complex array of aromas from Rosemary to vanilla and stone fruit.
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)