Tasting Notes Aroma: Lifted spice and ripe mulberry/blackberry aromas are complimented with chocolate, cedar and cinnamon on the nose.
Palate: Well-integrated oak tannin provides flavours of clove and supple texture, which supports the rich plum, blackberry and mocha. The overall structure is supple and generous with fine-grained tannin and a lingering finish.
Winemaking Report Fermentation took place over 10 – 12 days in a combination of open and static fermenters. The temperature was closely monitored to ensure the wine retains its natural fruit expression. New and older French and American oak was used for the maturation of selected wine parcels over a period of 13 months. These parcels were put together from our family estate to best demonstrate the depth and character of our fruit, balanced by integrated oak.
Vintage Conditions 2014 was a very good season with predominantly mild, dry days. Yields were generally low and this did result in some excellent parcels of fruit being harvested. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrates the vibrancy and fruitderived characters that we strive for in our wines. By all accounts it was a textbook vintage.
Production Statistics Bottling Date: 21.5.2015 Sizes: 750 ml Region (GI): 100% Padthaway Varietal composition: 100% Shiraz Alcohol: 14.5% alc/Vol Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L pH: 3.54