Powerful blackberries and blackcurrant flavours together with licorice and dark chocolate. These flavours are balanced by firm acidity and fully integrated tannin giving a wine of extraordinary depth and length of finish. This is the epitome of our Reserve Shiraz style.
The fruit for the Reserve Shiraz was primarily sourced from our ‘Willows Block' at Fox Creek and harvested between 14° and 14.5° Baumé. Fermentation on skins was for 8 days with a proportion of the wine (40%) completing fermentation in new American (80%) and French (20%) oak. The wine was matured for 15 months in new and 1 year old American oak. During this time it was racked 3 times allowing us to assess the quality of the wine and fine-tune our oak handling.