Shiraz Grampians, Great Western & Concongella Victoria
Excellent Langtons Classification. One of the nation's most enduring wines, vinified from hand picked and sorted grapes grown to the four original Shiraz plantings on the historic, low yielding Great Western blocks.
No grape is used unless it is in peak condition, no parcel of wine is considered unless it lives up to the most exacting standard. Only select vines that have made the grade are considered. In a declassified year some Thomson Reserve fruit (from some of the oldest Shiraz plantings in Victoria) can be included. Unique factors of soil and climate make a contribution. Cold to very cold winters, frequently dry and cool summers, with occasional bursts of hot weather are the norm. Fruit is hand selected, sorted and vinified by small batches in open fermenters, followed by rigorous barrel selection. Matured in a selection of new and used French and American oak barriques and puncheons for twelve months. Alcohol 14.6%
Dense purple extending right to the edge of the glass. Nice pepper and spice, great blue fruits, very lifted and attractive. Subtle spice and anise, a textural palate displaying layers of complexity. Clean, fresh and lively, blueberry awash with spice and integrated oak notes. Fine tannin and acid support.