The old low trellis contoured Ironstone vineyard yields under 2 tonnes of fruit per acre. The concentrated fruit offered from these vines in 2016 provided us the quality and power to release our fourth Ironstone Shiraz.
After fermentation 40% of the wine was matured in new and second fill American oak for 24 months, with 60% matured in older barriques.
The bouquet displays spicy red plum, mulberry, bramble and subtle cedary oak, with hints of coconut and vanilla. The palate shows distinctive regional flavours of cranberry, Kirsch cherry, wild loganberries, black plum and toasted Mocha oak, complemented by spice and savoury notes.
This powerful Shiraz delivers balanced fruit, firm structured tannin and harmonious oak, finishing with great length of flavour.
Approachable now or will develop for over 15 years with careful cellaring.