"There are 6 small parcels of Shiraz of estate grown fruit which ripen at different times due to their varied location. When the Viognier fruit is ripe, we were able to harvest on the same day as the Shiraz in block 17. We pressed off some free run Viognier and then returned the skins to co-ferment with the Shiraz.The final wine, which is 3% Viognier, undergoes 12 months of maturation in French oak before bottling."
Matured in French oak (20% new) for 12 months. Savoury spice and licorice aromas build a framework for the full-bodied blackberry/black cherry fruit at the centre of the wine, tannins joining in on the finish. Great vintage, top class wine. Drink to: 2038;
Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion