While the variety is somewhat unheralded in this neck of the woods due to the dominant plantings and praise of cabernet, Margaret River shiraz of this quality is still something to behold, showing the two grapes can both be grown well in the same place.
Shiraz in these parts are lovely wines, with flavour profiles usually dependent on where in Margaret River it was grown.
Aromas of mulberry, licorice and black olive tapenade precede the mid-weight palate of black pepper and dark plum, held by fine-grained powdery tannins. Dense vivid fruit indicates significant ageing potential for this clean, robust, earthy drop.
Deep purple-black with a bright, red rim.
Lifted notes of mulberry and plums intertwined with both floral and peppery nuance.
Medium-bodied with great drive and length of flavour. Vibrancy and purity of fruit are at the forefront of the style.
Will show youthful, perfumed notes with fresh fruit flavours upon release. For those after additional complexity and softness, three or more years of bottle age is suggested.
The 2018 vintage in Margaret River was extraordinarily good and one that winemakers always hope for. The season commenced with the winter and the first month of Spring all being wet (all over the long-term rainfall average). This set up vine health very well especially as it was coupled with ideal temperatures from September-December inclusive (budburst onwards) – no cold periods and even maximums devoid of heat spikes.
Sourced primarily from our mature vineyards in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, this wine also contains one very special parcel of fruit from the more southern Karridale sub-region.
Handpicked and cold soaked with a portion of whole bunch fermentation. This wine was aged in a combination of new and seasoned French oak for 12 months which led to lovely, savoury and peppery aromatics that define the unique style of Redbrook Estate Shiraz.
- Alcohol: 14.5%
Slow cooked pork shoulder with fennel and rosemary roasted pumpkin.
ray jordan, top 100 reds 2021
Terrific shiraz from this excellent vineyard in an excellent year. Engages from the start with scents of spicy infused plum and cherry with a little vanilla pod concentration. The palate is seamlessly structured with find powdery tannins sitting within powerful fruit. It’s such a poised wine that builds effortlessly through the palate to a long finish.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
Vines planted in '75. 80% whole bunch ferment, all pressings included, 13 months in French oak, 13% new. Licorice, violets, stems, nuts and black cherries. It puts on a complex display, seamless, too, its soft fruit and texture pulling a wide gamut of flavours along for the ride. Tannin is incredibly fine-grained and its nutty length has plenty going for it. This is a mid-weight shiraz with a whole lot to offer. To 2032 $40
2018 Redbrook Estate Shiraz .
For some years I have believed that in the S W of W A , shiraz has been the poor cousin of cabernet , but this wine has helped me change my thinking that wine making of the shiraz variety is rapidly progressing and will become a bigger force in the future Australian wine market . Well priced , good value and enjoyable finish.
Ray Jordan wasn't wrong
After reading Ray Jordan's recent review on the wine, I brought a few bottles and he wasn't wrong. This is a terrific shiraz from MR