2018 Reserve Shiraz
We make some of Western Australia's best Shiraz, as a result of the micro-climate found in the lowest part, the gully area of our Swan Valley vineyard.
The gully's clay river soil and cooler temperatures create this outstanding Shiraz, oh and a bit of decent winemaking too!
There was no 2017 vintage as our whole Shiraz crop was lost to flooding from the Swan River.
The 2018 is looking sensational:
- Hand-picked and sorted
- crushed and de-stemmed
- open fermented after 36 hours cold soak
- 10 days on skins
- into French oak for 12 months maturation
James Halliday on the 2016 Reserve Shiraz: 95/100
Ray Jordan: West Australian on the 2016 Reserve Shiraz 94/100
A generious sweet fruit shiraz from the Swan that really delivers plenty. It's powerfully structured butwith that Swan Valley softness that makes the region's wines so appealing as youngsters. The oak has been well managed and the tanins carefully tuned to dial in the fruit perfectly. A touch of coffee and spicy plum adds to the palate complexity.
Cellar until 2025