2014 Reserve Shiraz

$65.00

Approx. 14 months after vintage, Geoff and Scott undergo a blind tasting to select the finest barrels from our McLaren Vale vineyards that make the grade for our Reserve Shiraz. These barrels are blended together in tank and then returned to a variety of new and seasoned American and French oak hogsheads for additional maturation prior to bottling.

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Aroma

Aromas of red currant berry fruits come forward, opening up to savoury meats, pepper, coffee, earth and dark chocolate.

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Palate

The palate shows generous fruit, smooth yet evident tannin and an embracing mouthfeel make a great first impression. Once the wine begins to open up, toasty oak and complex developing flavours come forward.

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Food Pairing

Enjoy with slow cooked lamb shanks, BBQ lamb chops and pulled beef burgers.

VINTAGE INFORMATION: The vintage started well with above average winter rains providing an excellent head start to the growing season. A warm and dry spring followed leading to early flowering and ultimately reducing yields. In early February 2014 the rains returned providing relief and delayed harvest until March and early April allowing flavours to balance. While yields were low, wine quality was excellent with great colour and bright, pure fruit flavours.

Alcohol 14.5%
Maturation 30 months in new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads
Region McLaren Vale

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