The 2014 vintage was once again well suited for growing Shiraz in the Hilltops. The wine is best described as being slightly more intense than the the previous vintage due to a drier season which resulted in smaller berries. The grapes were slightly riper and the resultant wine shows plum, blackberry and liquorice characteristics – closely related in style and character to the highly appraised and awarded 2010 vintage.
Awards to date:
Gold – 2016 Sydney International Wine Competition
Gold – 2015 Australian Boutique Wine Awards
Gold – 2015 Hilltops Wine of The Year Awards
Gold – 2015 Australian Small Winemakers Show
Trophy – 2015 Hilltops Wine of The Year Awards
Silver – 2015 NSW Wine Awards
95/100 – James Halliday Wine Companion
94/100 – Jeremy Oliver – Australian Wine Annual and Good Wine Guide
90/100 – Huon Hooke – The Real Review
Bronze – 2015 Canberra Regional Wine Show
Bronze – 2015 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
Bronze – 2015 Riverina Wine Show
Bronze – 2015 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
– Gorgeous red fruits and spices. Black pepper. Lovely palate with fine tannins.
– The palate is elegant, graceful and peppery with a rustic texture and lingering finish.
Cellaring: 2022 – 2026+