96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
This wine is a blend of the classic Rhone varieties of Shiraz (66%), Grenache (27%) and Mataró (7%) (also known as Mourvèdre). The fruit was picked over a few days in early April, sorted and cold soaked in small fermenters for ten days, before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration, the varietal batches kept separate throughout. Thirty percent of the wine was matured in new oak barriques, the balance went to one and two-year-old barriques for ten months.
“66% shiraz, 27% grenache and 7% mataro, each component cold-soaked and separately fermented, matured for 10 months in French barriques (30% new). The spicy array of black fruits ex shiraz, and red flavours from grenache and mataro combine synergistically. It is supple and finely structured, and its perfect balance makes it an each way proposition for drinking now or in 10 years time.” – 96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday