2015 Alpine Shiraz


Variety: Shiraz
Region: Hunter Valley
Drink By: 2030
Tasted: June 2017
Rating: 94
Alcohol: 13.5%

From the Con Mara Vineyard in Whorouly South, vinified in Beechworth, spending 14 months in four new French puncheons This is a pretty remarkable wine – who would have imagined a relatively early-picked shiraz from the alpine valleys would have been able to cope with 100% new French oak, and for 14 month for good value?! Well, it does do insouciantly, its black cherry and plum fruit supported by oak tannins and flavours. ‘More full-bodied than the 2014’says the back label, and it certainly is.

Reviewed by James Halliday

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94 Points – James Halliday WIne Companion

92 Points – Wine Front

4 Stars – Winestate

Listed in Best of Victoria Annual Edition 2019 – Winefront

The fruit for this wine was sourced from Con Mara Vineyard in Whorouly South. This marks a milestone in our short history by being the first wine we have made from the same region and vineyard.

The 3t of fruit was picked in early March and taken back to Beechworth for processing. The wine spent nearly 14 months in 4 x new 500L French Oak puncheons and has yielded a more full-bodied style than the 2013 vintage.


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