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Australian Shiraz can be broadly divided into two groups - either warm or cool climate. The former gernerally offers big ripe fruit driven styles with overt French oak, while their cool climate counterparts offer finesse with spicy complexity, fine grained tannins and natural acid balance. The cool climate of the Mornington Peninsula results in a long growing season which extends the flavour ripening whilst maintaining natural acid balance. Intense ripe berries ans cassis with a hint of spice which typifies cool climate shiraz.
The 2010 vintage had a cool start but a long warm Autumn meant the fruit easily attained full ripeness. The intensity of the wine reflect a harmonious balance in the vineyard. The wine explodes in the mouth with a huge hit of ripe, almost jammy fruit; vanilla back end oak. The subtle tannins give the wine a great palate length. Malolactic fermentation; maturation in a mixture of new - 2 year old French barriques. Aged in barrels for 22 months
Colour: Deep red in colour
Aroma: Rich complex pepper shiraz fruit with sweet spicy vanilla oak
Palate: Intense ripe berries, full and ripe with rich soft tannins and excellent length