Made using only the very best French and American barrels, the wine spent approximately 22 months in new and one year
old oak. Grapes for Penny's Hill Shiraz are picked over different days. The vineyard has soils that become progressively
deeper to the south of the block. Grapes show very different characters over these different soil depths. The winery takes
advantage of these differences by keeping the grapes separate through the winemaking process, allowing Ben Riggs to have
access to various components when it comes to blending.
This wine evokes briary hedgerow berries and rich fruitcake integrating with blackberry, blackcurrant and prune liqueur, all stewed in charred oak for one long, wicked, spellbinding delight.
Enjoy now or cellar until 2012.