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2015 Shiraz

Our Shiraz is made from some of the region’s oldest Shiraz vines at our Home Vineyard in Wilyabrup. The wine is fermented in small batches and matured in French barriques. Margaret River Shiraz is a delicate and structured style with elegance and finesse.

 

  • Colour

    Deep red with a vibrant purple hue

    Nose

    Bright raspberry and cranberry fruit characters mingle with underlying graphite and warm stone notes. Subtle hints of sweet earth and potpourri deliver an aromatic lift.

    Palate

    An elegant, pretty palate with fine powdery tannins which complement the lively, red-fruit flavoured core. A hint of wood smoke and biscuit add savoury complexity to the lingering finish.
  • Winemaker's notes

    Each small section of 2015 Shiraz was vinified and matured separately. Fermentation with 100% natural yeasts, maceration and aeration were combined in such a way as to ensure the gentlest extraction of colour, tannins and the truest expression of fruit. Once again a small percentage was fermented via Carbonic Maceration and finished with wild, full-skins fermentation bringing vivacity and texture to the wine. Following 11 months maturation in new and old French oak barriques, each batch underwent a rigorous appraisal process to identify the best small parcels to come together to make a complex, medium-weight Shiraz.
  • Varietals 100% Shiraz
    Alcohol 14.0%
    Cellaring potential Drinks beautifully upon release, will reward over 10 years
    HarvestedMarch 2015
    Oak100% French Oak 11 months (8% new, 92% 1-5 year old)
    TA6.15g/L
    PH3.62
    Residual Sugar0.33g/L
    BottledApril 2016
  • Vintage Description

    Mild conditions in Margaret River with no extreme weather conditions, allowing for balanced fruit and a slow and steady intake. There was no disease pressure and fruit quality is excellent the only disappointment was yields being down across the Region for all key varieties. This was the outcome of storms in spring and pressure from an increase in the local population of Silver Eyes (birds) and no Marri Blossom.
2015 Shiraz
Single bottle $37.00
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  • 2015 Shiraz  - Reviews

    Reviews

  • Complex and Restrained
    Margaret River Shiraz offers gentle fruit characters, a juicy palate and soft, textured tannins with refreshing natural acidity. This is the signature Shiraz of Vasse Felix and made primarily from the Estate's 1967 Shiraz vines.
  • 94 points
    Wine Companion
    Silver Medal. Drink to 2027 (2013 Vintage)
    2016
  • Bronze
    Margaret River Wine Show
    The Margaret River Wine Show takes place each November and is a regional show open to producers of Margaret River GI wine. (2011 vintage)
  • 92 Points
    Halliday Wine Companion
    There's no doubt shiraz deserves its place in the warmer parts of Margaret River, even if it were to limit the opportunities for new cabernet plantings. This medium-bodied wine is supple, long and well balanced, with black cherry fruits to the fore, backed by spicy, savoury tannins and a waft of oak. (2014 vintage)
    June/July 2017
  • 95 points
    Ray Jordan's Top 100 Reds
    Vasse Felix is best known for its cabernets yet it has some great old-vine shiraz and with the result you get wines like this. Clearly one of the best they have made in a distinguished line of shiraz over the years. Aromatics with dusty savoury plum and a sprinkle of earth with grainy chewy tannins balancing the fruit. (2014 vintage)
    July 2017

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