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2011 Shiraz

This wine is made primarily from the oldest Shiraz vines in Margaret River and is fermented in small batches and matured in French barriques. Margaret River Shiraz is rich and generous in style, yet offers elegance and finesse.

 

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Deep red with a maroon hue. NOSE Distinctly regional and varietal with vibrant plum and blackberry fruit aromas supporting gentle nuances of aniseed, turmeric and jasmine flower. Oak maturation contributes a subtle leather and mocha complexity. PALATE Silky and juicy with very fine, textured tannins. Fresh acidity preserves the succulence and fine plum fruit flavours. The finish is earthy with delicate perfumed fruit persisting.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES Each small batch of the 2011 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 a true 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 a fine example of Margaret River Shiraz.
Varietals:
Production Notes
100% Shiraz
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
14.5
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Drinking beautifully now, will reward medium to long term cellaring.
Harvested:
Harvest Date
March 2011
Oak:
Fermentation
100% French oak, 18 months
TA:
Acid
6.9 g/L
pH:
pH
3.38
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
0.59 g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
November 2012
Vintage Notes
2011

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

An exceptionally dry Spring resulted in small balanced canopies and early development stages. A very warm Summer with timely rainfall around veraison was followed by rapid ripening to an early vintage. Whites were harvested in a very short time frame though retained good acid. Reds were early but slowed a little with milder conditions in March, resulting in excellent quality.

2011 Shiraz
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Reviews
  • Bronze

    Margaret River Wine Show

    It is a stunning red with sumptuous aromas of mulberry, raspberry, lavender and sarsaparilla with vanilla and mint. The fruit bursts forth across your tongue - it's supple and silky with flavours of dusty Satsuma plums and mulberry leashed by pepper, baking spices, pipe tobacco and dark chocolate. It is a decadent wine with excellent persistence. A wine for grilled meats, hearty bean chili and barbecued sausages.

  • Bronze

    Qantas Wine Show of WA

    The best part is this wine has recently seen a $5 price decrease.

  • 92/100

    Daenna Van Mulligen - Winescores

    One of the gems of Western Australia, Vasse Felix is home not only to outstanding wines but the oldest vineyard in Margaret River.