2015 Reserve Shiraz
I often think of Shiraz as a bit of a workhorse. It's Australia's most widely-planted variety but as such, you've got to make a damn good one! We work with three vineyards, on very different soils, to bring forth the best Shiraz grapes we possibly can year on year. It's a relatively early- picked variety and as such, escapes a lot of disease and weather pressures. This means that despite some vintage variation, there's a consistency across the board among the Reserve Shiraz. Sight unseen, if you pick up a bottle, you've got a pretty good idea of the quality this quiet little achiever is going to deliver. Every good cellar needs a wine this dependable in it!
We're down to our final stocks of this beauty and it will be sorely missed once it's gone. Aged in 100% new American oak Puncheons, the fruit is ageing incredibly well with some chocolate and licorice on the nose, mulberry, raspberries and cream on the palate. The tannins remain abundant but have been softened by time to create incredible texture and finish.