The Leydens Vale series of wines takes their name from John Leyden, one of the original land holders in the Pyrenees region of central / western Victoria in the 1890’s.
The Leydens Vale Reserve range represents the best parcels of estate grown fruit as selected by the winemaking team.
Shiraz is synonymous with all premium Australian wine regions, creating wines of substance, style and longevity. The Pyrenees of Western Victoria with it's cool nights and warm days is the ideal environment for the creation of superb examples of cool climate Australian Shiraz.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2011 Leydens Vale Reserve Shiraz shows a rich brick red colour with startling clarity.
On the aroma- classic cool climate notes of pepper, spice, maraschino cherry and blueberry, with a depth and complexity of flavours.
The palate displays typical Shiraz breadth of flavour, with medium body weight supported by fullness of flavour, with pepper, spice, berry sweetness, supported by soft vanillin oak hints, providing further palate weight. Drinking superbly now, this wine will also reward short to medium term cellaring.
Quality cool climate Shiraz such as this wine is the perfect partner to cheeses, cooked meats, and full flavoured pasta dishes.