An inky red with a magenta hue in the glass, this wine opens with intense aromas of rich dark fruit, sweet and savoury spice, dark chocolate and dried herbs. The palate displays concentrated dark fruit flavours of blackberry and cherry, supported by liquorice and creamy mocha oak. Well weighted with the firm, fine tannin in support of the abundance of persistent, lively flavour. A wine of great power, length and poise.
Wine has been flowing in the Clare Valley since 1851 and is an integral part of the culture. It is one of Australia’s most prestigious premium wine regions, most famous for its Riesling and Shiraz. A small area, accounting for less than 1.5% of Australia’s total wine production.
With its beautiful, rolling hills, ideal winter rainfall and Mediterranean climate, the Clare Valley carry a unique history and heritage.
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: Clare Valley, South Australia
Estate grown: 100%
First release: Vintage 1985
Analysis: Alc/vol 14.0%; Total Acid 6.0g/L; pH 3.6
Oak: 20 months in 60% French & 40% American Oak
Drinking window: 2017 - 2047
Ideal serving temperature: 16-18˚C
Winemaker: Peter Barry