The wine underwent traditional fermentation in open stainless steel static fermenters for eight days, with a portion of fruit left on skins to undergo extended maceration to develop its structure and longevity.
The balance underwent primary and malolactic fermentation in French oak, and then matured in new and two year old oak for a further 21 months. It has spent 2 years in bottle before its release
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Good colour for its age, showing no loss of the crimson edge; has very good varietal fruit thanks in part to the Corryton Park estate vineyards in the coolest part of the Barossa Valley that provided 80% of the wine before it spent 21 months in 75% new French oak; blackcurrant fruit is married with typical cabernet tannins, adding length to a high quality wine.
Rating 95 - Drink by 2033 - James halliday, Wime Companion - Jul 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2008 Shadrach is dark plum in colour
Exhibits concentrated aromas of blackberry, liquorice and eucalypt with hints of choc-mint and vanilla bean.
The palate is full bodied with complex black fruits, all-spice and tobacco characters, with the rich mid-palate followed by fine tannins and exceptional length.
The 2008 Shadrach is the epitome of Barossa Cabernet and will age gracefully for 15 years.
Aged beef and game meats.