Defined by altitude, Orange is one of Australia's highest and coolest wine
regions starting at 600 meters above sea level. The name Climbing is an
active reference to the high altitude of Climbing's vineyard and their continual quest for
greater achievement. The vines are low yield, providing intense flavors
and even berry ripening.
Winemaker Philip Shaw describes this wine as "having good intense
color, rich vibrant fruit and a touch of oak with intense plum fruit
dominating. What I like about this wine is that under the plum, some
white pepper flavors are emerging, very typical of the Orange region. The Climbing 2005 Shiraz will evolve well with up to 10 years cellaring."