2017 Reserve Shiraz Viognier

$130.00
$780.00
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Our flagship Shiraz Viognier. Only made in the very best years, using only the very best parcels of fruit. Our Reserve wines epitomise time, place and effort in the purest of forms. Our very best expression of variety, viticulture, location, season and winemaking.

Rich and complex with black fruits dominating the mid palate. Dark chocolate and earthy spices are complemented by super fine grain tannins. Ethereal and elegant with beautiful balance and structure.

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Viticulture

98.9% Shiraz, 1.1% Viognier
2017
Yarra Valley
The 2017 vintage was a 1-in-20 season in the Yarra Valley. Optimal growing conditions, allowed for perfectly balanced vines and beautifully ripened grapes. In these pristine years, spectacular fruit flavours are combined with intensity and power, producing wines of true longevity.

Tasting Notes

Dark red rose
Intensity of plum, black cherry and anise spice, with a hint of French oak
Rich and complex with black fruits dominating the mid palate. Dark chocolate and earthy spices are complemented by super fine grain tannins. Ethereal and elegant with beautiful balance and structure.

Winemaking

14.00%
750ml
N/A
Majority of fruit was hand picked from Coldstream and the remaining portion from our premier site. Shiraz and Viognier were co-fermented in open top fermenters. 100% whole berries were cold soaked for 5 days, gently hand plunged twice a day and then pressed to barrel. Matured in French oak barriques for 18 months.

Professional Reviews

97
Deep, dark, concentrated. The bouquet is dusty, five-spicy and charming, with sweet nutmeg overtones, and a sprinkling of charred oak. The tannins are fine and firm, elegantly sculpted and the palate is tense, concentrated and very persistent. A classy wine of great elegance and ageworthiness.