2021 Reserve Shiraz
One of the pillars of the Warrabilla wine list, our Reserve Shiraz is among the most dependable wines you’ll find anywhere. 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 achiever is going to deliver.
The winemaking is rather “old-school” and gentle by nature. Open-fermenters, hand plunging while the
ferment is getting going followed by thrice daily pump overs to manage the cap. In ‘21 we were spoiled for
choice with an abundance of new oak. The Reserve Shiraz saw its fair share with just under 70% of this wine
treated to new American oak barrels.
Slurpy blackberry and ripe plums with a sweet vanillin lift stemming from the generous use of oak. The
palate is seamless and textural with silky tannins creating lasting mouthfeel through the enduring length of
the wine. Cellar at will.