2020 Reserve Shiraz
2020 Reserve Shiraz
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2020 Reserve Shiraz

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Tasting Notes

winemaker's note

“The Reserve Shiraz comes almost entirely from our old vine central Wilyabrup vineyard, planted in 1972. A wine of great poise, power, yet fine detail. My favourite Reserve Shiraz to date.”

Julian Langworthy, Chief Winemaker

colour

Deep purple with bright crimson rim.

aroma

Complex array of warm spices such as cinnamon and star anise, underpinned by deep dark blood plums and complexing graphite minerality.

palate

The palate shows restrained power and great balance. Suggestions of brambly dark fruits with dark plums and baking spices. The tannins are powder fine and frame a medium bodied palate that rolls on and on, finishing in a glorious fruit filled yet complex fashion. A wine of great poise, power, yet fine detail. My favourite Reserve
Shiraz to date.

cellaring

Optimum drinking within three to ten years of vintage.

Technical

vintage

2020 was a tricky vintage for life in general with lock downs, split work forces and all manner of challenges but it did make for some very lovely wines in Margaret River.

A steady, relatively warm season, punctuated by a couple of solid rainfall events, resulted in one of the very best Shiraz seasons I can remember in our amazing region. The Shiraz vineyards largely loved the natural moisture along with the warm temperatures and the resulting fruit has great flavour with perfectly ripe tannin structure.

winemaking

This wine is almost entirely from our old vine central Wilyabrup vineyard planted in 1972. The fruit was hand-picked and varying amounts of whole bunches were employed in small open top fermenters.

A minimalist approach in the winery included only twice daily plunging and pressing after 12 days on skins to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak. The individual parcels were kept separate and aged on lees for twelve months until the final selections of the parcels were made.

The final blend incorporates a combination of 30% and 100% whole bunch fermented batches allowing for a wine of both great depth and complexity.

region

Margaret River

variety

Shiraz

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.69
  • TA: 5.9 g/L

 

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