2018 ShirazCurator Wine
This 2018 Barossa Valley Shiraz was sourced from our Marananga vineyard with some smaller parcels coming from Stonewell and Greenock. The hand-picked grapes had a two-day cold soak then naturally fermented using indigenous yeasts. The ferment was hand plunged three times daily for approximately ten days. Then basket pressed and filled into French oak 15-20% new and two ear old USA for three weeks of barrel fermentation followed by 18 months maturation. Dark cherries, blueberries and a well-integrated layer of charry oak make this a powerful but smooth wine.
95 Points – Sam Kim February 2019 – Sweetly fruited and immediately appealing, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, mixed berry compote, vanilla, roasted hazelnut and mixed spice aromas, followed by a succulent palate that is silky and persistent. The wine offers terrific fruit intensity and roundness, backed by fine tannins, leading to a wonderfully satisfying finish. At its best: now to 2027.