Hay Shed Hill is one of the pioneer vineyards in Margaret River, planted in the early 1970's with the grape varieties that have made Margaret River a world renowned winemaking region.
This Shiraz Tempranillo blend works beautifully with each grape variety perfectly complementing the other to deliver a powerful, textural, complex wine.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Shiraz (86%) and tempranillo (14%) destemmed and fermented separately, matured for 15 months in French barriques (33% new). Attractive light to medium-bodied spicy/savoury black cherry (and a little sour cherry) flavours well supported by fine tannins; mouthwatering finish. James Halliday, Rating 92, 27th July 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
Vibrant red/black colour with a deep opaque centre.
The nose displays a complex blend of violets and spicy black pepper notes of the Shiraz with the more savoury liquorice aromas from the Tempranillo.
Shiraz and Tempranillo are wonderful partners; two old varieties coming together to make a new vibrant blend. The Shiraz brings all the Australian fruit power, deep plum flavours with a peppery edge in a fleshy fruit sweet palate. The Tempranillo adds savoury elements and complex tannin structure to the wine resulting in a more complete wine than either of the two components could make on their own. This wine has all the sweet fleshiness that we expect in Shiraz with the added benefit of textural complexity.