Reserve Shiraz 1.5L Magnum

Current vintage

2010

Our most celebrated wine, first made in 1994. It has great depth of colour, aroma and flavour, typical of the best wines of the McLaren Vale region. The Reserve has an extraordinary range of flavours with blackberry, blackcurrant, liquorice and dark chocolate. The wine has a rich sweet fruit mid palate and the finish is long. While approachable when young, it is best cellared.

Appearance

Deep purple

Bouquet

Black cherries, blackberries, mulberries and plum fruit flavours layered with vanilla bean, dark chocolate and a spicy mix of cinnamon, nigella, nutmeg and black pepper.

Palate

The palate is rich and full with plum and red cherries up front, with the strawberries and custard filling out the mid palate. The wine finishes with great balance and elegance, and is characterised by black spices, nutty oak and focussed youthful tannins which will soften as the wine ages.

Winemaking

Sourced from selected premium McLaren Vale vineyards blocks with a range of soil types contributing structural and flavour complexity. Soils include Bay of Biscay soils, grey loam, and red gravels. Harvested when the individual vineyard fruit flavours, grape tannins and acids all reached maturity. Fermentation on skins was for 8 - 10 days, with all wine completing fermentation in barrel for added texture and to advance the integration of oak and grape tannins. During maturation the wine from each vineyard batch was targeted with appropriate oak styles to maximise its potential and produce the most complex and complete wine bases possible prior to blending. Our oak barrels are sourced from coopers in France, USA and Australia and are seasoned for 3 years. Maturation was for 20 months in both new and one year old oak barrels. Barrel by barrel selection during all stages of fermentation and barrel maturation to ensure only the best Shiraz barrels were selected for the final blend. Final blend proportions determined purely by quality, balance and style.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 14.5%

Ageing potential

Drinking best up to 2022. This wine opens up and expresses the rich aromas and flavours if decanted for up to 2 hours prior to consumption. Our Shiraz is an exquisite accompaniment for full flavoured food, but is sufficiently complex and satisfying to be savoured on its own.

Awards

Excellent Classification, Langtons Classification of Wine V

Great Gold Medal, Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2013

Gold Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

Gold Medal, Berlin Wine Trophy 2013

Gold Medal, Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2012

Rating of 96 (Outstanding) in James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion, 2014 Edition

4.5‭ ‬Stars‭, ‬Winestate Magazine World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge Sept/Oct 2013

4.5 Stars, Winestate Magazine New Release Tasting Results March / April 2013

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2010 Reserve Shiraz Magnum (1.5l)

2008 Reserve Shiraz Magnum (1.5l)

Press Reviews

“These days a ‘reserve’ tag means little but here is justified. The best is selected by this McLaren Vale producer and the 08 is truly great. Intense dark chocolate, coffee, ripe fruit and truffles on the nose with a powerful but balanced palate. Enjoy with roast beef.” 

Jeff Collerson Daily Telegraph, Sydney; September 2012

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  • Retail$230.00

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