Single Vineyard 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.
A very classical style of wine that displays cool climate Shiraz notes of strawberries and other red berries with white pepper finishing with soft fine tannins.
- WA - Mount Barker
- Western Australia
Full red-purple; surprises with its weight, bordering full-bodied; certainly has layers of black fruits, spice and licorice that are a reprise of the bouquet; there are ample ripe tannins into the bargain. Five year cellaring recommended by the back label is manifestly too conservative.Rating 92 - James Halliday, www.winecompanion.com.au (AUG/2011)
The smooth velvety texture of Mount Barker is well to the fore in this super shiraz from the Great Southern. Ripe supple tannins and perfectly weighted oak work seamlessly into the delicious succulent fruit. Top drawer.Ray Jordan, Western Australian (JUL/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense aromas of pepper, red berries and spice.
Rich and full of powerful red and black fruits with fine grained, firm tannins. With time this wine develops a unique honeycomb character.
Red game meats, lamb and rich beef dishes, grilled beef fillet with celeriac puree. Cheeses with more intensity like Gruyère or matured cheddars.
While delicious to drink young for its primary fruit characters, this wine will gain in complexity with cellaring for up to 15 years.
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.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge 2011
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2011