1838 Reserve Shiraz 2021
1838 Reserve Shiraz 2021
Purple to crimson red around the edge. A fruit bomb in its infancy the nose exhibits dark fruit flavours of freshly cut plum and some blueberry while mocha, chocolate, licorice and subtle oak ensure a highly aromatic and voluptuous nose. The palate is quite velvety in texture, with amazing fruit concentration in its youth featuring plum, chocolate, licorice with a touch of spice, perfectly interwoven oak and the perfect level of fine grainy tannin give line and length.
Fruit was sourced from several well-known growers in South Australia from what was another great vintage in terms of quality although yields were down across the region. The different sites allowed us to pick the fruit over a extended period allowing each vineyard to develop differing characters to compliment each other and also allowed us at the winery to treat the parcels individually in small ferments with longer than usual skin contact, which is always ideal. The result is an outstanding wine with obvious time and care taken with it throughout the vinification process. This wine was fermented warm and received pump overs on a daily basis during fermentation. Aged in primarily old 2-3 year old oak to add another level of complexity without over powering the fruit.
Region: South Australia
Colour: Purple to crimson red around the edge
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar for 4+ years
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
93 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
"Attractive savoury liquorice nose. Nice oaky palate underpinned with a good concentration of sweet varietal fruit. Has plenty of weight and length."
91 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"It's sweetly ripe and fragrant with dark plum, blueberry, floral, nutmeg and warm spice aromas, followed by a fruit-expressive palate offering good weight and supple texture. Tannins are fine and well balanced, making it immediately approachable and enjoyable. At its best: now to 2030."
Gold Medal - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine
Vintage 2020 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2021 - GOLD
Vintage 2020 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2018 - CWSA 2020 - GOLD
Vintage 2018 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2018 - Wine Showcase Magazine 2019 - GOLD
Vintage 2017 - Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD
Vintage 2017 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 93 POINTS
Vintage 2016 - Wine Showcase Magazine - 91 POINTS
Vintage 2014 - Wine Showcase Magazine July 2015 - 94 POINTS
Vintage 2014 - Wine Showcase Magazine Oct/Nov 2015 - 94 POINTS