Dalwhinnie `South West Rocks` Shiraz 2005 (3x 750ml), Pyrenees. Cork

The Southwest Rocks vineyard was established in 1995 and named after the geographic location on the property where explosives were used to shatter the reef, enabling planting and trellising. The shiraz clone was sourced from the original Best’s 1860’s vineyard, Great Western, Victoria. Matured for 18 months in French oak barriques.

Overview

The Southwest Rocks vineyard was established in 1995 and named after the geographic location on the property where explosives were used to shatter the reef, enabling planting and trellising. The shiraz clone was sourced from the original Best’s 1860’s vineyard, Great Western, Victoria. Matured for 18 months in French oak barriques.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian

Expert Reviews

96 Points. James Halliday - Wine Companion. 20 July 2011

Slightly more complex, powerful and grainy than the Moonambel, but the swings and roundabouts mean there is less hedonistically luscious fruit. It's all a question of personal taste, I suppose.

92 Points. Campbell Mattinson - Wine Front. 28 April 2007

Long, shaley wine. Not big or thick, all length and tannin and sap, green-edged nuances but enough style and persistence to overcome it. Oak has been dreadfully well handled, a creamy finish the most overt sign of it. A cherried, talcy wine – this is the opposite end of the thick, blackberried, porty shiraz style. It’s almost thin. This is not going to be for everyone. But for long, stylish, European-styled shiraz, this is impressive – for my taste, the bitter aftertaste the only drawback. And the spearmint nmuances. But I like the wine a lot.