Single Vineyard Whispering Hill wines epitomise the ultimate varietal expression of grapes grown on and selected from the most suitable rows of our family owned, mature and proven cool climate Western Australian vineyards. These wines are released only in years when we believe that this has been achieved.
- WA - Mount Barker
- Western Australia
"Pick of the Region" Gold Medal (18 Points) Multi-layered with roasted black fruits, spice and cedary oak, this wine has substance and definition, without being broad-shouldered. It has classic varietal character and the depth of quality wine with youthful vivacity and noble, sturdy tannins. It will continue to improve with further time. Tasting Panel - Larissa Bray, Alan Dinneen, Max Veenhuyzen, Paul McArdle & David Watson
Fragrant, zesty, lively mouthfeel and thrust, but is as yet distinctly oaky. James Halliday Wine Companion 2010 Jun-09
4 1/2 Stars "Intense, bold and alluring dark berry nose. “Makes you want to investigate further,” noted one judge. Dymic black and blue berry fruit palate with luscious mouthfeel. A stunner!" Winestate (Australia), May 2009
Winery Tasting Notes
All fruit is harvested from our Whispering Hill vineyard that is situated on ancient granitic soils in the truly cool viticultural region of Mount Barker. The wine was vinified using a selected Shiraz yeast in open fermenters under closely controlled conditions. Two weeks after fermentation the wine was pressed directly into French oak barriques. During 12 months in oak the wine was minimally handled, fined using egg whites and bottled
with minimal filtration. The resultant wine is a superb example of Mount Barker Shiraz showing intense aromas of pepper, red berries and spice. The palate is rich and full of sweet fruit with fine grained, firm tannins. This powerful, elegant and complex wine will develop in complexity with 5 years of careful cellaring.
Medals & Trophies
"Pick of the Region" Gold Medal