Reserve Shiraz 2019

McLaren Vale

VINTAGE: The 2019 growing season started with mild weather and below average rainfall. Some late spring rain provided a bit of relief from the dry conditions. A heatwave in January was luckily too early in the ripening cycle to cause any damage to the fruit. This was followed by a very mild and dry finish to the vintage, allowing good hang time and flavour development to the smaller than average crop.

STORY: Some of our McLaren Vale parcels stand out from the others, these have more intensity, tannin, and acidity. These parcels are kept separate and a higher proportion goes into new French oak. The resultant wine has fantastic complexity, length and will age well over ten years – a great one for the cellar!

NOSE: The nose offers elegant notes of cherries and raspberries with a touch of pepper and other spices, as well as some toasty oak aromas.

PALATE: The palate is rich and elegant with lots of superb fruit flavours, hints of minerality, and well-integrated oak, followed by great structure on the lingering finish.

Alc: 15.0% TA: 6.7g/L
pH: 3.49 RS: 0.8g/L

$50.00 p/bottle