The 2012 'War Horse' is only our second definitive Shiraz release in 122 years of winemaking. Names posthumously in memory and respect for the two hardworking Italian POW's from Campania who planted vines in 1944, and the tireless team of Pirramimma Clydesdale's...Anchor, Baron, Boxer, Minny, Doctor, Lightning and Stablemates that toiled our land. Whom are buried in the 'War Horse' vineyard, and to Louise Johnston's grandfather, George who served in the 9th Light Horse Brigade in Palestine and Egypt during World War I, the 9th were entirely South Australian's who took their own horse's with them.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Bouquet: briary blackberry, spicy plum, hints of vanilla, red frangipani, nutmeg and black olive. Palate: spicy mulberry, red licorice, cranberry, star of anise, dark chocolate, cedary oak and morello cherry. So says the back label. The wine in the glass is uncompromisingly full-bodied, verging on glutinous as it enters the mouth, but like Richard III's horse, fails in the heat of battle.
92 Points - James Halliday - Tasted 26/03/2015 - Drink by 2042
Winery Tasting Notes
This limited release wine displays a bouquet of briary blackberry, spicy plum, infused with hints of vanilla, red frangipani, nutmeg and black olive notes.
The intense palate delivers spicy mulberry, red liquorice, cranberry, star of anise and dark chocolate, which is enhanced by quality cedary oak and hints of morello cherry. This handcrafted wine is superbly balanced by a seam of firm structural tannins, well integrated oak and great length of flavour.
Medals & Trophies
Rated 4 Star- Winestate Best of State, 2016 Annual Edition
Gold Medal - 2015 AWC-VIENNA, International Wine Challenge
Sliver Medal & 18 Points - 2016 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition London 2016