2014 Shiraz – Museum Release

$40.00

2014 Shiraz – Museum Release

$40.00

Production 275 dozen / 3300 bottles

Colour: Deep ruby red with purple hues.

Nose:  Luscious raspberry and black cherry, with white pepper and spice.

Palate: An elegant Margaret River Shiraz made in a medium bodied style. The palate mirrors the bouquet finishing with liquorice and ripe firm tannins. Will develop more complexity over the coming years and cellar up to 8 years. A fantastic food wine.

91 points – Ray Jordan’s West Australian Wine Guide 2017
91/100   James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion –   Jane Faulkner 

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Production 275 dozen / 3300 bottles

Colour: Deep ruby red with purple hues.

Nose:  Luscious raspberry and black cherry, with white pepper and spice.

Palate: An elegant Margaret River Shiraz made in a medium bodied style. The palate mirrors the bouquet finishing with liquorice and ripe firm tannins. Will develop more complexity over the coming years and cellar up to 8 years. A fantastic food wine.

Harvest: The Shiraz grapes were harvested 9th March.

Vinification: The grapes were picked in the cool of the morning, destemmed and placed in two open fermenters.  Innoculated with a neutral yeast and the cap plunged up to four times a day, by hand.  After 10 days the wine was kept on extended skins for a further ten days.  Then the wine was drained and the must basket pressed off to tank where it underwent a malolactic fermentation which softens the acid.  The wine was then racked to a mix of 50% new and 50% one and two year old French barriques, then left to mature for 12 months.  Blended and bottled in August 2015.

Technical Data: Alc. 13.5 %     pH 3.64           TA 5.6 g/L

2014 Vintage:  The 2014 vintage represents the regions 8th successive year of favourable weather conditions across all varietals. There was minimal rain fall in the summer period, less than the average of 4%.  The growing season was very typical of an excellent season, in terms of warm, sunny conditions with a mild ocean breeze, resulting in minimal disease pressure.  There was ample Marri blossom thus bird damage was kept to a minimum; however we still netted the wines.

2014 Red Vintage Rating  9/10           

Ray Jordan’s West Australian Wine Guide 2017 – 91 points
Earthy shiraz from deepen the heart of Margaret River. There’s a loamy gravelly character that merges with the spicy fruit on the nose. On the palate it’s neatly woven together with grainy tannins and lovely oak playing a part. Very nice wine that expresses the savoury characters of the region.  Cellar 7 years. 91/100.

James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion
Wonderful dark crimson hue; full-bodied, richly flavoured with black cherries and plums, licorice, earthy with charry oak, (aged in French barriques, 50% new for 12 months) just slightly pinched on the finish with a green, pickled walnut undertone.  91/100   Cellar 2023  Jane Faulkner