The premium Shiraz fruit for this wine was picked from low yielding, un-irrigated vines growing on the slopes around the Skillogalee homestead, around 450m above sea level. As with all our wines, this Shiraz is vegetarian and vegan friendly!
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
The wine spent 2 years in oak, and has thrived in that time, for it is still medium to full-bodied and still evolving, the tannins still softening; however, there is a consistent core of black fruit running through the length of the palate, promising rewards for those with patience. Rating 94 - Drink by 2027 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014)
Winery Tasting Notes
This Shiraz has an inviting crimson hue with high clarity.
There are intense aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and cedar, with hints of sage and vanilla bean.
The palate is bold and medium bodied with refreshing natural acidity. Lovely savoury spice notes come through with some black olive and spearmint highlights complimenting the damson plum fruit notes.
The fruit was vinified in open fermenters, and then gently basket-pressed to create a wine with firm but fine tannins, needing no fining. Maturation in a combination of French and American oak hogsheads has added considerably to its balance and complexity.
The wine will cellar well for at least 10 years
For those without that kind of patience, enjoy sooner with red meat, game or rich pasta dishes.