Sourced from a selection of premium Shiraz vineyards
the nose displays youthful bright fruit, which continues to the palate.
A modern medium bodied red wine that lingers on the finish.
A rich, classic wine of this nature is best served
with rich, classic food accompaniments including roasted meats such as
lamb or beef. Excellent drinking upon release and will develop in complexity
with short term bottle age.
The ‘baby brother’ to our famous Vat 9 Shiraz, our Hunter Valley Shiraz
is made to the same high standards that our flagship Shiraz receives.
The growing season was uninterrupted with dry conditions into the new year which resulted in smaller crop levels. The week
before harvest we had rain followed by dry weather and wind. These are
favourable weather conditions so all of the fruit was in pristine condition and
picking took place 10 days earlier than 2012.
Sourced from a small selection of our favourite
Shiraz blocks, the grapes were both hand and machine picked before
fermentation in the traditional open top vats. The wine was then matured
in older, large format French oak casks. These 2,700 litre casks highlight the
fruit purity whilst making sure that oak isn’t the dominant character.