Samantha's Garden is made from our finest barrels of Clare Valley Shiraz.
Crushed and fermented in three and five tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour and tannin. Following an average of 10 days of maceration, the dry free run was drained to tank. The skins were then pressed and the pressings combined with the free run, the wine was then racked to barrel. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. Minimal fining and non- filtered.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Deep purple-crimson; unashamedly full-bodied, but has good balance, texture and structure to its bedrock of blackberry/blackcurrant fruit; well-handled tannins and oak also add to a wine destined for a long life, cork permitting. Rating 94 - Drink by 2030 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAY/2012)
Rating 94+, Jen Dunnuck, The Rhone Report 2012
Fresh and vibrant, a juicy mouthful of blackberry, black cherry and graphite flavors that keep singing as the finish rolls on and on. Shows deft balance and refinement, plus length. Drink now through 2020. Rating 92 -Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, May 30, 2012
Dark purple. Intensely fruity and primary on the nose, presenting aromas of candied red and dark berries, Indian spices and violet. Juicy, penetrating black raspberry and floral pastille flavors become spicier with air and pick up a subtle licorice note. Finishes spicy and long, with excellent clarity and lingering dark berry notes. Rating 92 - Josh Raynolds, International Wine Cellar, July 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Black core, magenta rim
Red/black fruits with earthy aromas including eucalypt, cloves, spice and lifted chocolate notes. As always, the aromas are interesting and ever evolving in the glass.
Dense, but fine fruit profile through the palate; plums, spice, bitter chocolate and subtle eucalypt notes with long fine tannins.
Drink now to 2030.