2016 HEADLINER SHIRAZ
97 Points: Halliday
2019 Australian Wine Companion
REGION Eden Valley, Barossa I ALCOHOL 14.71% I pH 3.71
HARVESTED 14 March 2017 I BOTTLED 15 November 2017
TOTAL PRODUCTION 5,890 bottles
Firstly we picked the fruit at optimum ripening. It spent seven days on skins in the open fermenter and was lovingly treated in 100 per cent French barrels. The aim was to produce an elegant and complex example of cool climate shiraz. It sings and will age beautifully. Matured for almost 2 years in French hogsheads (40% new).
It flows evenly and without hurry along toasty oak without a breath of alcohol heat, the cedary aromas and flavours of the French oak slotting into the finish and aftertaste. This wine has had balance from the word go, its long-term future gold-plated.