Region: McLaren Vale Grapes: Shiraz First Glance: Rich, Stewed-fruits, Cedar Spice, Velvety Tannin Acclaim: 95pts
The Wine: Estate grown on Angoves certified organic and biodynamic Warboys vineyard in McLaren Vale. Hand-picked, hand sorted, and chilled prior to ferment. The ferment comprised 25% whole bunches with the remaining fruit destemmed and crushed on top. Cold soaked at 10°C for 3 days. Fermentation was initiated by indigenous winery yeast. Daily hand plunging and occasional gentle pump overs. Grape stomping of whole berries towards the end of ferment. Three days of extended maceration. Basket pressed. Aged in seasoned French oak puncheons for 16 months. Barrel selection was conducted in July 2020 with only the best barrels bottled without fining or filtration.
Concentrated plum and red berry notes with spice and black fruits. Restrained at first but opening to rich intense fruit flavours framed by incredible structure and finishing with hints of cedar and dark plums.
The Review: Robert Parker Wine Advocate - 95pts "On the nose, this is layered with deli meats and salted licorice, coffee grounds, purple berries and exotic spice. In the mouth, the wine is supple, fresh and concentrated: a dangerous combination for Shiraz lovers. Wines like this rarely get their chance to age. Lovely. Good. Yes."