2014 Judgement Shiraz

GRAPE VARIETY: Shiraz
VINTAGE: 2014
REGION: 100% One Tree Hill
ANALYSIS: 14.5% Alcohol
CELLAR POTENTIAL: This wine is approachable upon release, but will benefit with carefully cellaring between 15-20 + years
COLOUR: Black/purple core intensity, with black to purple hue
BOUQUET: Displays a complex bouquet of highly intense aromas – five spice, black fruit, black pepper, earth, graphite, black tea and integrated subtle oak characters.
PALATE: Layer upon layer of flavours. The entry is highly intense and concentrated with black berries, dark chocolate, followed by savoury, integrated but persistent tannins. The finish is lively and long, with a perfect balance of fruit and oak.
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE: Sourced from a single low yielding vineyard from Southern One Tree Hill. The Vineyard is 30 years old and is dry grown – resulting in highly concentrated fruit.
WINEMAKING: Crushed and de-stemmed to a single open top fermenter, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-28oC. There was two pump overs and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. After 10 days of fermentation the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to new oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION: 24 months in 100% New Extra Fine Grain French oak barrels.

Awards for this wine:

  • INCLUDED IN THE TOP 10 SHIRAZ’S OF THE WORLD – Winestate Magazine Shiraz Challenge 2017
  • BEST WINE OF CATEGORY ($100-$200) – Winestate Magazine Shiraz Challenge 2017
  • 5 STARS – Winestate Magazine Shiraz Challenge 2017
  • GOLD MEDAL – Winestate Magazine Shiraz Challenge 2017
  • GOLD MEDAL – Small Winemakers Show 2016