2019 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 licorice with fruit sweetness and spice. Full-bodied with well-balanced oak giving a toasty, vanillin finish.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
GOLD MEDAL | 2023 New Zealand International Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL | Clare Valley Wine Show 2023
5 STARS - 93 POINTS ~ Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sept 2023, www.wineorbit.co.nz
"Superbly fruited and fragrant, the wine shows blackberry, smoked game, toasty oak and rich floral aromas, leading to a generously expressed palate delivering terrific weight and intensity. Wonderfully framed by silky tannins, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2031."
PREVIOUS VINTAGE AWARDS & ACCOLADES
GOLD MEDAL | 2020 New Zealand International Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL | 2020 New World Wine Awards, New Zealand
Dan Traucki, https://www.facebook.com/dan.traucki, 22nd Aug 2020
"Lively purple/red colour, rich ripe fruit aromas of red berries with a hint of earthiness, silky smooth uber tasty palate with stacks of flavour & a tight, grippy, lingering finish. EXCELLENT!!"
GOLD MEDAL | 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL | 2019 New World Wine Awards, New Zealand
SILVER MEDAL | 2019 Clare Valley Wine Show
BEST VALUE BUY, Winestate Magazine, March/April 2020
"Dense varietal fruit nose with a slightly savoury edge and a palate layered with juicy plums, spices, and dusty oak."
4.5 STARS & BEST VALUE BUY, Winestate Magazine, Sept/Oct 2019
"...a rich, aromatic, varietal fruit palate. Great acid balance; good length of tannins."
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 possesses a lovely length. Light on its feet and balanced. Tannins, fruit, and oak (soft) in harmony."
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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