Tasting Notes: A wine of concentration and power it is all succulent dark berries, liquorice and smoked cedar. A medium to full bodied palate that is balanced and mouth filling with awash of spice, dark cherries and rich plum. The finish is long and satisfying embroiled with silky tannins and impeccable balance.
Harvest Date: April 14th 2003
Alcohol Vol: 13.8%
TA (g/l): 6.41
G+F (g/l): -
Bottling Date: 8th of February 2005
Awards & Accolades:
•Received 5 Stars with a rating of 94 out of 100 in the 2010 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
Comments: “The colour is still remarkably deep; potent black fruits, liquorice, spice and pepper are evident from the word go; a wine of great power and intensity. Drink until 2023”.
Winemakers Notes: The 2003 growing season experienced warmer weather conditions than the previous 2002 vintage and were ideal for the production of intense concentrated Shiraz. December and January were hot and dry with February being mild creating ideal ripening conditions that continued into March and the start of April. After harvesting in mid April the fruit was destemmed and chilled prior to inoculation and fermentation in half tonne open fermenters for 8-10 days. After fermentation was finished the must was gently basket pressed straight into a combination of French and American oak where it was aged for 18 months. During the aging process the wine is racked a number of times and bottled without any fining or filtration.