Museum 2009 Reserve Shiraz
"I thought 2009 would be a great year for the Swan Valley and those that know hailed 2009 as one of WA’s finest." - Derek
We, in the Swan Valley, in common with the rest of the state had quite mild growing conditions, the heat didn’t hit us until post Christmas, and then it was humid heat, which is better for the vines that dry heat (but harder for us West Australians to cope with, as people). “Reds were sensational and the whites not far behind” John Griffiths: President of WA Wine Industry.
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!
Ray Jordan has given this report of our 2015 Vintage:
Agenerious 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
James Halliday has given this report of our 2015 Vintage:
'A powerhouse of a wine, from the dark purple-black colour to the density of ripe fruit. Concentrated flavours of blackstrap licorice, blackberry jubes mingling with coriander seeds and cloves. It's full-bodied, very rich with sweet oak flavours dominating, as do the wood tannins.'