Enormously flavoursome with rich fruit characters of black cherry, plum and ripe berries. American oak adds nuances of vanilla, cigar box, coffee and toast.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine has a deep crimson colour with a purple hue to the edge.
The wine has complex and enticing bouquet of dark berry fruit along with juicy black plum, spice, cedar and hints of chocolate and roasted coffee.
On the palate, the wine is rich and complex with layers of dark berry fruits layered with lashings of coffee, chocolate and spice from high quality oak. The palate builds further with well-balanced, elegant tannins delivering a very generous and complete wine with textural complexity and long, persistent flavours.
This wine is evolving well at release yet should cellar well to 2026 or possibly longer.
|Residual Sugar:||0.29 g/L|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2012||China Wine & Spirits Awards||2014||Double Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2012||American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition||2014||Double Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2012||Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition||2015||Great Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2012||Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition||2014||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2012||Mundus Vini International Wine Awards||2014||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2012||Michelangelo International Wine Awards||2014||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2012||Vinalies Internationales Paris||2014||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2012||Melbourne International Wine Competition||2014||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2012||Indy International Wine Competition||2014||Gold|
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Bob Johnson & Glenn Frederiksen, Winelines Online, December 2014
Nearly opaque deep purple in color, this wine showcases warm brown spices, vanilla and black pepper, framing a solid core of black and blue berry fruit. Surprisingly elegant on the palate, showing a velvety texture. Refined, yet powerful.