2014 RCV 'Epitaph' Shiraz

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2014 RCV 'Epitaph' Shiraz

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This exquisite wine has been hand crafted from some of the oldest, dry grown Shiraz vineyards in the Clare Valley. These old vines produce small yields of premium quality fruit with concentrated flavours and balanced acidity. Hand picked at optimal ripeness, our winemaker Justin Ardill uses traditional wine making techniques of 10 day open fermentation and hand plunging before gently pressing to extract maximum colour, flavour and tannin from the berries. Maturation in new 2/3 French oak hogsheads for 30 months has allowed development of smooth balanced oak characteristics.
 RCV wines are limited release and are only made when the vintage is judged to be of the absolute highest quality seen for many years. 
Renowned South Australian artist Tom Gleghorn OAM was our artist in residence for 2010 vintage and has created this beautiful artwork for our labels which are individually numbered and add to our collection of three Gleghorn labels. Inspired by our winemakers late father David Ardill, ‘Epitaph’ is your final word.

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This is a rich, full bodied wine showing layers of succulent dark fruit and ripe plum flavours with cigar box, aromatic spice and a touch of vanilla. The wine finishes with well integrated oak and smooth, silky mouth feel with firm lingering tannins.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

5 STARS, TOP IN CATEGORY $100-$200, 4TH PLACE OVERALL, Winestate Magazine, 2018 World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge
“"A classy combination of strong fruit and fresh oak aromas. Very rich palate, very flavoursome harmony of blackberry fruit and cedary oak laced with acid and moderate tannins."
 

93 POINTS ~ James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2019

PAST VINTAGE AWARDS & ACCOLADES

2010

92 POINTS ~ James Halliday, www.winecompanion.com.au, tasted 14/3/14.
"Prolonged open fermentation, basket pressing and maturation for 27 months in French oak. Deeply coloured; another full-bodied Reillys Shiraz..."

Dan Traucki, freelance wine journalist, published 19th Dec 2016 on www.facebook.com/dan.traucki
“...this wine is massively deeply coloured, almost black. it has a big brambly nose with lots of berries and some earthiness. On the palate it is a big wine with hints of fruit sweetness from fully ripe grapes, a lovely juicy palate which is smooth and finishes quite tight. A truly SUPERB WINE.”

TASTING NOTES

20142010

(RCVEPTSHZ14)

SKU RCVEPTSHZ14
Brand RCV

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