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2006 Shiraz

2006 VF Shiraz 12 Pack

Tasting Notes
COLOUR The 2006 VF Shiraz is a beautiful dark maroon in colour with deep purple tinges. NOSE The aroma opens quickly and is filled with bright concentrated dark cherries and new, toasted vanillin oak spice, while a touch of pepper and hints of savoury spice, indicating the cooler ripening conditions experienced in 2006. PALATE The palate exhibits a lovely freshness with the acidity providing a beautiful framework to the palate. Firm tannins and mocha/vanillin oak flavours add further weight to the dark fruit characters of mulberry and blackberry, with the savoury mid palate leading to a bright, fresh fruit finish and hints of deep, dark spice.
Winemaker Notes
The Shiraz batches were fermented separately, and then 30% of the wine was matured in new French and American oak with the balance maturing in older oak barriques before batch selection and the final blending. The result is a wine that is uniquely Australian in style, while exhibiting characteristics typical of a cooler Margaret River vintage. The 2006 VF Shiraz benefited beautifully from these conditions by producing a wine with exquisite cool-climate elegance, focusing on purity of fruit flavour and allowing the cool, pepper characters to be retained while achieving fruit ripeness and intensity.
Production Notes
98% Shiraz, 2% Malbec
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential: Harvested:
Harvest Date
March/April 2006
New & old French & American oak – 16 months
6.5 g/L
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
0.5 g/L
Bottling Date
December 2007
Vintage Notes

Vintage 2006 was one of the coolest for the Margaret River wine region in its short but distinguished history. Ripening of all varieties was up to 3 weeks behind the ‘normal year’. The cooler conditions allowed the Shiraz vines to produce fruit with fantastic colour intensity and perfume, offering a more complex, elegant style with cool climate varietal characters of spice and fruit purity.

2006 Shiraz
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