This wine cleaned up at the National Wine Show of Australia awards on the 20th May 2022 it won the
Shiraz Trophy for best in show
James Halliday Red Wine of Show Trophy
Prime Minister's Champion Wine of Show Trophy.
Technical Details: Vintage report: A dry spring and summer lead us into the harvest in 2019. A hot January gave way to some nice rainfall in February before harvest in early to mid March.
100% Syrah Organically farmed
100% Hand picked in March 2019
30% whole bunch fermentation
10 days on skins, with pump overs daily. 30% cold soaked for 3 days before primary fermentation.
Pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Aged in barrel for 10 months 23% new oak Blended and Bottled in Jan 2020
Dense inky black core with a deep bright dark purple hue. Pronounced liquorice and red plum top notes intermingle with vanillin cedar, dried herb and peppered meat notes. Juicy dark plum and liquorice fruits flood the mouth with notions of fennel, vanillin cedar, a subtle meatiness and black pepper lying underneath. Fleshy in texture it finishes bright with velvety tannins and a long richly fruited aftertaste.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.