This exceptional vintage was due to a cooler summer and dry moderate autumn providing the ideal conditions for producing excellent Shiraz. We selected parcels from our “Ironstone”, “Bellevue”, “Bullrush”, “Johnston Prolific” and “Katunga” blocks. To maintain distinctive varietal character only 15% of the wine was matured in new French and American barriques. The wine displays aromas of spicy Satsuma plum, black cherry, bramble and raspberry, with hints of red Frangipani and toasted coffee bean oak. The intense palate delivers spicy mulberry, loganberry, liquorice and dark chocolate notes, enhanced by traces of cranberry, pepper and cedary oak.
Approachable now but will develop with proper cellaring.