All wines over $25 per bottle will be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
James Halliday – "A wine with long fingers and arms. It was grown on a single block of shiraz, planted in '73. It eats elegance for breakfast, berried fruit for lunch, herb and wood spice notes for afters. Plum, char, smoked herbs, fresh red cherries, a slip of creamy/smoky oak. The balance of this wine is an experience in itself. Best of all: it pushes out gloriously through the finish." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)
About This Wine
New world cool climate Shiraz starts here. Heady black plum fruits and pretty violet aromatics interlaced with liquorice spice and nettle undergrowth. The heavier clay based soils produces wine dark fruits and spice, chewy tannins creating the framework to support the fruit and savoury undertones.
Hand harvested and destemmed with no crushing to retain whole berries, directly to the Yarra Yering half-tonne open-fermenters. High use of stalk baskets to increase stalk tannins, structure and interest. Basket pressed and aged for 18 months in French oak puncheons (500L) only 30% new oak.
All wines made by 2017 Halliday Winemaker of the Year, Sarah Crowe.
Bottled via gravity without filtration.
Drinking beautifully at present but this vineyard has a proven pedigree and track record thus it will continue to evolve for a further 20+ years under suitable cellaring conditions.