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2020 Classic Dry Red

A classic bright, lightly perfumed and succulent Margaret River Shiraz, characterised by its medium weight and delicious structure. This wine is an easy drinking, delectable style with light red fruit and a fine tannin profile. 


Tasting Notes
COLOUR Bright garnet with a purple tinge. NOSE A powerful fruit perfume of dark plum, strawberry and raspberry. Layers of black forest cake and raspberry liquorice open to a hint of fennel seed and gingernut biscuit. PALATE Vibrant dark cherry fruit explodes on the palate, accompanied by a lovely tangy freshness which carries this medium bodied wine to a soft dry tannin finish.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES The individual batches were sent separately, as whole berries, into stainless steel rotating fermentation vessels and fermented with 100% wild yeast. The batches experienced a few days of gentle soak before fermentation began, and were pressed off once complete. Open top fermenters and use of aeration during fermentation helped to promote a clean fruit perfume, soften the tannins and bring vivacity and life to the wine. The wine matured in barriques for 12 months to impart balance, complexity and softness, before being blended with a small amount of Malbec to contribute an additional deep fruit aroma.
Production Notes
98% Shiraz, 2% Malbec
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
Best enjoyed on release to 4 years
Harvest Date
Mid March – Mid April 2019
French oak barrique, 3-6 year old, 12 months average
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
Bottling Date
August 2020
Vintage Notes

2020 was a stunning vintage that will define ‘rare and fine’ with low yields and fantastic quality. Spring development was early, followed by a warm start to summer which continued into fine, sunny and dry conditions throughout the season. Combined with low yields, this brought an early start to harvest. No early bird pressure with timely Marri Blossom and no disease pressure were ideal. The birds arrived after a rainfall event late February and we netted the reds, the conditions also cooled slightly extending the season for ideal tannin ripening and fruit flavour preservation.

2020 Classic Dry Red
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  • 92 Points

    Halliday Wine Companion - Erin Larkin

    Shiraz blended with 6/4/1% cabernet sauvignon/pinot noir/merlot. Chambord and orange zest, raspberry lollies, red frogs and szechuan peppercorns. Really applaud· the execution of style here - it's pure and is moving into the Beaujolais space. It's really good. Yum.

  • 90 Points

    Decanter - Natalie Earl

    Subtle brambly fruit on the nose peppered with menthol and thyme. The palate is mouthwatering and succulent, with really tasty, chewy, textural, tannins - not harsh, just present. It isn't all that long, but it's smooth and crowd-pleasing.

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