2019 Reserve Shiraz


“Sourced from a superlative couple of proprietary plots, each grown on its own rootstock. Matured in French (25% new) and older American oak. A step above the estate bottling in terms of the intensity of the sweet cherry and terracotta flavours. Savoury and medium of feel, despite the alcohol amping higher than the regional push toward brisker luncheon styles of yore (at least among the best makers). This said, the finish is long and scented with mulch, porcini and umami-laden beef bouillon. Warming. Moreish. A very nice drink.”

Ned Goodwin MW 13 August 2021


Winemaker Notes: The Premium Hunter Valley Shiraz displays the characteristics that the region is renowned for. The 18 months maturation in French and American Oak of this selected batch has resulted in a wine of great complexity and length with aromas of black currant, dark chocolate and vanilla leading to a big, bold fruity palate.

Wine Style:          Full bodied

Grape Variety:     Shiraz

Growing Region:   Upper Hunter Valley

Alcohol:              14.5% v/v

Appearance:        Deep ruby

Nose:                Complex aromas of plums, mulberries and spice with hints of dried herbs and liquorice

Palate:               The generous fruit flavours of blackcurrant and black pepper are complimented by fine grained tannins and a long finish

Cellaring:           15 years

Serve:                15-18 ° C

Food Matches:     Hearty red meat dishes and BBQ


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