Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
The Braydun Hill flagship, a single vineyard Shiraz of sound structure, controlled power and grace, which consistenty claims conspicuous national wine show awards, vintage after vintage. The auspicious southern ocean breezes and maritime climes stimulate the vines into yielding meagre harvests of intensely flavoured fruit. Defined by an exquisite balance between malleable tannins, elegant acidity and creamy nutmeg oak, Braydun Hill showcases the luscious, nutella berry characters of all good things McLaren Vale, small yield, boutique vineyard Shiraz at it's finest.
Subtle variations from one year to another reflect the uniqueness of each growing season upon the precious Braydun Hill Vineyard. The dedicated and inspiring viticulture of Carol and Tony Dunn ensures consistency of quality and purity of the wine, as it expresses the true nature of a sophisticated, albeit generously proportioned McLaren Vale Shiraz. Exclusively hand picked parcels of fruit from the clean and green, pestiscide free estate vineyard, are treated to an old world style, minimalist vinification in traditional fermenters, followed by transfer to a selection of French and American oak barrels for completion of malolactic and maturation until assemblage in September.
Deep red colour. Fragrant nose of chocolate mints, currants and red berry fruit notes, blackcurrants and plum, raspberries and cassis. A richly layered palate of boysenberry and raspberry, supported by staves of cocoa oak and regional spearmint characters. An exceptionally long, elegant balance between refined natural acidity, ripe juicy fruit and supple velvety tannins.