2017 Barking Mad Shiraz
VINEYARD - Estate grown at Reillys St Clare vineyard, Watervale. Rich red loam over deep limestone.
FERMENTATION - Cold soaked with prolonged skin contact.
MATURATION - 100% French oak hogsheads, 18 months.
BOUQUET - Intense ripe fruit with a hint of floral.
PALATE - Complex layers of blackberry and liquorice with fruit sweetness and spice. Full bodied with well balanced oak giving a toasty, vanillin finish.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
The Real Review, reviewed by Nick Butler, May 2019, www.therealreview.com
"Medium purple colour with crimson edges. Asian spice and ripe red fruits on the bouquet. It's fresh and posseses a lovely length. Light on its feet and balanced. Tannins, fruit and oak (soft) in harmony."
PREVIOUS VINTAGE AWARDS & ACCOLADES
SILVER MEDAL @ 2018 New Zealand International Wine Show
4 STARS & BEST BUY, Cuisine Magazine NZ, June 2019
"...This vibrant and toasty wine displays engaging flavours of dark berry fruits, dark plums and liquorice. A stout wine with dusty oak tannins and a warm spicy finish."
BEST VALUE BUY, Winestate Magazine, May/June 2018
"Big, rich, full bodied Shiraz, with lots of sweet fruits, some spices, hints of rhubarb and slightly drying oak tannins."
90 POINTS James Halliday www.winecompanion.com.au // SILVER MEDAL ~ 2014 Australian Small Winemakers Show // TOP 40 BEST VALUE BUYS, Winestate Magazine, March/April 2015
V12 // 91 POINTS Tony Keys Feb 2014 // 90 POINTS Ralph Kyte-Powell Jan 2014
Bottle : 750ml
Case : 12 x 750ml
Closure : Screw Cap
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