2013 Veritas Wine Awards - Silver
2014 John Platter's Wine Guide - 4½ stars
The 2012 vintage is a full-bodied and generous wine displaying characteristic scents of white pepper and violets on the nose with dark fruit and a full array of spices on the palate, presented in a smooth and elegant style.
Excellent ageing potential and one to stock up on.
Food match like Oxtail or Steak and Kidney Pie.
In The Vineyard
Vines: 2001, 2002
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
This west sloped, gravel soiled site is starting to produce consistent and outstanding quality Shiraz. As in life, we also age to get balance in our lives and this seems to be what happened with this block of Shiraz. This vintage is a good example of the constant improvement of the quality of our Shiraz.
About The Harvest
Balling Harvested: 25.26° Balling
In The Cellar
We split our fermentation by using open tanks and pump-over fermenters. Some of the grapes only spent a week on the skins, while others spent almost 4 weeks. The idea was to achieve a very complex and versatile Shiraz. The wine spent 13 months in 300l barrels, of which 15% was in American oak.