2011 Harewood Estate Reserve Shiraz
Color, nose and palate
A dense crimson colour with youthful purple hues. A rich and vibrant nose displaying an enticing combination of violets, black pepper, blackcurrant and coffee bean complemented by spicy, vanillin french oak. A seamless, complete palate combining cinnamon, pepper and liquorice with cherry, blackberry and plum leading to a complex finish of mocha and vanilla supported by fine grained tannins.
Cellaring potential: the wines balance and structure, combined with the use of screw cap technology, suggest that it will improve with up to 15 years of careful cellaring.
Awards: Gold medal 2010 West Australian boutique wine show
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The great southern region produces some of the best Shiraz grapes in Australia. The careful selection of vineyards has produced a wine that combines the liquorice and redcurrant of Frankland Shiraz with the pepper and blackberry of cool climate mount barker Shiraz from the Great Southern, Western Australia. The individual batches were fermented in small open fermenters and then matured in a mixture of new and one year old french oak barriques. Following nine months in oak, the wines were assessed and blended, then returned to barrel for a further fifteen months prior to bottling.
James Halliday 90/100; Gold medal 2010 West Australian boutique wine show