Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
A consistent wine show performer, previous vintages have claimed conspicuous gold medals at Mundus Vini Germany, Sydney International Wine Competition and Royal Sydney, silver at the prestigious Qantas and Decanter World Wine Awards. Vintage 2009 claimed Blue Gold Medal & Top 1OO Sydney International, Gold Qantas Wine Show WA, Silver Mundus Vini International Wine Show & Sydney Royal. A magnificent rendering of stylish Margaret River Shiraz, from one of the most meticulously planned and managed vineyards in Western Australia.
The Watershed property is situated five kilometres south of Margaret River at the intersection of Darch Road and the Bussell Highway, a major arterial to and from the precious vineyards gathered around Margaret River township. Considered to be one of the better microclimates and terroirs in the dress circle of the region, Watershed sits not far from the turn-off to Leeuwin and Voyager, two of the most distinguished vineyard sites in the district. A graduate of viticultural science at Charles Sturt University, Watershed's chief vintner and Shiraz specialist spent several years as vineyard manager at Xanadu Wines immediately following a two year stint at neighbouring Voyager Estate.
Brick red colour, purple hues. Complex aromas of dark berries and plum, liquorice with hints of coffee, spices and dark chocolate. On the palate the dense velvety texture is complemented by cinnamon spice and mocha notes from extended oak maturation. The rich fruit flavours and fine silky tannins make Senses an exceptional drink immediately upon release.