2020 Reserve Shiraz
2020 Reserve Shiraz
2020 Reserve Shiraz
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 2020 Reserve Shiraz
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 2020 Reserve Shiraz
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, 2020 Reserve Shiraz
Vendor Deep Woods

2020 Reserve Shiraz

4 reviews
Regular price: $65.00
Club price: $65.00
$65.00
Earn points by purchasing this  Read More
Subscription here

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 a bright crimson rim.

aroma

A complex array of warm spices such as cinnamon and star anise, underpinned by deep dark blood plums and cedar.

palate

Rich, dark brambly fruits and plums intermingle with savoury pepper and wood smoke. The tannins are powder fine and frame a medium-bodied, smooth mouthfeel that lingers on the palate. A wine equal parts great poise and power.

cellaring

Optimum drinking within three to ten years of vintage.

Technical

vintage

2020 was a tricky vintage for life in general with lockdowns, 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 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 12 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: 5.90 g/L

Food Pairings

Rare venison with mushroom ravioli and celeriac puree.

Awards

Royal Hobart Wine Show 2021

Reviews

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2023

Hand picked from a single block on the estate's 1972 plantings in central Wilyabrup, matured for 12 months in new and used French oak. This is as powerful as any of its breed, with the blackest of black fruits and tannins normally the confines of cabernet sauvignon, French oak lost in the wash.

96 Points 96

Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2021

So much black fruit concentrated into a seamless, voluptuous palate. Plum and licorice with a liqueur chocolate addition and a splash of glazed fruit cake. The palate is beautifully integrated, with powdery tannins and liberal oak working together. It's a pup, but with plenty of aging potential if you wish. 

95 Points 95

Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front 2021

It’s grown on vines that were planted in 1972, which is remarkable in Margaret River terms. Wilyabrup sub-region.

It’s a cracking red wine. Just fantastic. It’s strong, bold, firm and complex. Tannin, lots of tannin, muscular with it. Cherries into plum into straight-out kirsch into peppercorn, woodsmoke and cedar. It’s fractionally reductive, to positive effect. It will live and develop over many a yonk. This is a wine that goes for gold.

95 Points 95

Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 4 Reviews
5 ★
75% 
3
4 ★
25% 
1
3 ★
0% 
0
2 ★
0% 
0
1 ★
0% 
0
Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
07/02/2022
GB
Glenn B.
Australia Australia

2020 reserve Shiraz

This was the best Shiraz I have tried at a Vineyard. Straight away I was impressed with it. I am confident this will get better if cellared correctly. The problem is we have ***** the whole carton already.

08/01/2022
CW
Christopher W.
Australia Australia

Top Drop

Beautiful wine this. It’s almost brooding with deep dark red fruit characteristics. Plenty of length and some silky tannins Great for now but will only get better if you can resist the temptation.

06/01/2022
WC
Wen C.
Australia Australia

Solid cool climate shiraz

Great drop... Good example of a Marg River shiraz... highly recommended..

01/12/2021
D
David
Australia Australia

5 Star!

Who knew Margaret River could make a Shiraz this good! Really showing that MR can hang with the big-name Shiraz's of Australia

  • Welcome
  • Are you old enough to
    enjoy fine wine?

I'm 18+ years old

By entering the website your are agreeing that
you are legal age for alcoholic drinks