From the Winery: 2006 Shiraz (13.1%, last tasted June 2009) - the cork is working wonders on a wine which by our standards is fairly light and austere. It is filling out and mellowing the bouquet and the palate and bringing about a harmony of refinement and flavour. The spicy aromatics have resolved into a prominent carnation note which should persist on the nose for some time to come. The earthy, foresty characters of the vineyard site are also evident and combined with a sweet minerality on the palate are evolving nicely. Should be drinking beautifully in another twelve months and will continue to grow in stature for a few more years.
Background, Vintage and Winemaker Notes:
The wines are made on site using small open ferementers, wild yeast and no preservative. They are basket pressed and matured in small oak casks for at least 30 months - fining or filtration is not necessary. The wine is bottle aged in their cellar prior to release when it is ready for consumption.