Deep red with a purple hue.
Fruit driven with pure raspberry and blackberry nuances underlying stunning floral hints of jasmine flower and musk, and the faintest whiff of pepper and spice. Understated oak provides a mellow vanilla and coffee bean toastiness.
Beautifully balanced with ripe dark fruit, flowing coating tannins and a succulent, juicy acidity that offers buoyancy and length. Finishes fine and long with exotic perfume.
Each small batch of the 2010 Shiraz was vinified and matured separately. Fermentation, maceration and aeration were combined in such a way as to ensure the gentlest extraction of colour, tannins and the truest expression of fruit. Following 16 months maturation in new and old French oak barriques, each batch underwent a rigorous appraisal process to identify the best barrels within the best batches. The resulting wine is an exceptional example of Margaret River Shiraz.
99.5% Shiraz, 0.5% Malbec
Drinking beautifully now, will reward medium to long term cellaring.
March - April 2010
100% French oak, 16 months (8% new, 92% 1-3 year old)