An elegant and aromatic cool climate Shiraz. Traditional winemaking in small batches; hand plunged in open fermenters, followed by 11 months maturation in new and seasoned French oak. Blackberries and dark plum fruit complemented by a hint of classic cool climate spice. 100% estate grown, made and bottled.
“Estate-grown, open-fermented, matured for 11 months in new and used French oak. The bouquet is positively fragrant with red fruits and spices, the elegant light to medium-bodied palate a silk tapestry of red and purple fruits, superfine but persistent tannins and perfectly balanced and integrated French oak. A lovely shiraz for pinot noir devotees looking to the occasional alternative” 95 Points. James Halliday, 2018 Wine Companion.
“Here’s one for the ultra savvy ‘cool climate shiraz brigade’. All power to them. This has plenty of get-up-and-go. It’s aflame with white pepper and leafy spice, both the nose and the palate bursting to show their savoury wares. The fruit comes ripe, well polished and svelte; it tastes of assorted berries and plums, garden herbs and woodsmoke, the perfect complement to the pops of spice. Tannin is then supple and well-formed. It’s not a big wine, naturally, but it refuses to be easily dismissed. It’s pretty with personality. This is a goodun”. 93 Points.
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, April 2017.
Full tasting notes: 2015 Myrtle Point Shiraz