Winter rainfall was higher than previous two vintages, but about average and slightly warmer than average. Bud break was rather uneven and required additional attention to foliage management during the growing period. A relatively cool wet spring, which continued throughout much of the growing season. The high fungal pressure required adhering diligently to a suitable spray programme throughout the season. Regular rainfall and low day and night temperatures during the ripening period meant there was no water stress and ripening was gentle and slow. A challenging, but exciting vintage with good acidity and a more elegant style.
Medium deep plum red colour. An expressive nose of spices, dark cherries and blueberries with a subtle hint of Eucalypt, smoked meat and fynbos (garrigues). Soft, easy drinking palate reveals a heap of delicious flavours that were suggested on the nose. Enough fruit, acidity and silky tannins to carry the wine to a long appealing finish. Drink now to 2029. Enjoy with slow roasted pork belly or a mild North Indian vegetable curry.
Varietal Composition: Shiraz 100%
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