2017 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!
Sourced entirely from fruit grown on our “Home block”, this wine spent several months in new French oak Puncheons before finishing its barrel ageing in more seasoned, American oak.The combination of French and American oak imparts aromas of spiced vanilla porridge. Green olives, fleshy Black Forest fruits and structural, coating tannins give rise to exceptional length on the palate.