94 Points - 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
2016 Home Block Single Vineyard Shiraz
Deep crimson in colour, with perfumed red cherry spice and plum fruit aromas. A fresh and vibrant medium to full bodied palate full of flavour and intensity. This delicious wine will reward medium term cellaring.
The “Home Block” vineyard is only a few kilometres from Sellicks Coast and sheltered from the coastal winds on a gentle easterly aspect. Grown on red loams over limestone, this vineyard consistently produces outstanding Shiraz.
Hand picked, destemmed with 10% whole bunch clusters. The wine was cold soaked at 8oC for 5 days before being allowed to warm naturally for fermentation. A long slow fermentation for 15 days occurred on skins before being pressed off to 65% new French oak barrels. Matured for 18 months on lees before being racked to blend and bottled without finings and filtration.
Production: 372 six packs