Angove Warboys Vineyard Shiraz 2018

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    McLaren Vale, SA
  • Grapes
    Shiraz

Rich, bright, vibrant purple with intense magenta hues. Opulent, brooding aromas of ripe red fruits, hints of chocolate, spice and pepper and the promise of things to come. Luscious and seductive plum and red berry notes with blackberry, spice and dark chocolate. Restrained at first but opening up to showcase complex layers of flavour and intensity with great tannin structure and deft use of French Oak.

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Warboys Vineyard Shiraz

VINEYARD & VINTAGE

Sourced from our organically certified Warboys Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Average Winter rainfall and a dry Spring checked initial vine growth and reduced disease pressure in the vineyard. Budburst and flowering occurred in line with the long term average in mid-September. Thankfully, stable dry conditions occurred at flowering resulting in excellent fruit set. The dry, stable conditions continued throughout Summer with rainfall being up to 80% lower than averages. January experienced 14 consecutive days over 30ºC but thankfully nothing over 40°C. With access to both recycled and artesian water and were able to develop the vines carefully with controlled irrigation. February was generally cool and mild and grapes were harvested in pristine condition. Wines from this vintage are lively, aromatic and vibrant with delicious dark berry flavours and spice, finishing with resounding length and delicacy.

WINEMAKING

Handpicked from the south facing slope of the vineyard the whole bunches of Shiraz were chilled to 10°C in our new cool room prior to hand sorting to remove any imperfect berries. 25% of the ferment was whole bunches with destemmed and crushed berries on top. The must was then place back in the cold room and cold soaked for 3 days before being allowed to slowly warm to 20°C. Indigenous yeasts from our 100 year old winery initiated fermentation and the small fermenters were hand-plunged daily, occasionally supplemented by gentle pump-overs of the juice. Midway through ferment, we jumped in and crushed any remaining whole berries by foot. A blanket of CO2 protected the finished ferment from oxidation for 3 days of extended maceration. The skins were pressed in a restored wooden basket press, with the pressing wine added back to the free run to give extra body and structure. The wine was then transferred to large new, 2nd and 3rd fill French oak puncheons for 14 months. The assemblage was determined in early May 2019 and the wine was bottled without filtration or fining.

TASTING NOTE

Rich, bright, vibrant purple with intense magenta hues. Opulent, brooding aromas of ripe red fruits, hints of chocolate, spice and pepper and the promise of things to come. Luscious and seductive plum and red berry notes with blackberry, spice and dark chocolate. Restrained at first but opening up to showcase complex layers of flavour and intensity with great tannin structure and deft use of French Oak.

REGION
McLaren Vale
BARREL AGEING
14 months in French oak
Puncheons
TECHNICAL
Alcohol - 14.2%
pH - 3.6
Residual Sugar - <1g/L
Total Acidity - 6.0g/L
CELLAR POTENTIAL
2038
CASES MADE
1350 cases
 

(SKU: AN_WBS_18)

Wine Type Red
Vintage 2018
Alcohol % 14.2
Grapes Shiraz
Region McLaren Vale, SA
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Screwcap
Country of Origin Australia
Vegan Suitable Yes
Certified Organic Yes
Cellaring Will cellar for 20+ years

WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE - DECEMBER 2020 - 93 POINTS
“The nose of this wine is initially rich and comforting in tones of chocolate and Christmas spices amidst red
berry fruit. With time, the fruit gets brighter and more nuanced floral and savory characters emerge. The
palate is powerful but poised, with textural tannins and juicy fruit. Drink until 2030 at least.”

GLOBAL ORGANIC MASTERS 2020 - DRINKS BUSINESS MAGAZINE - SILVER 92
Medium ruby, some purple glints. Tiny touch of reduction initially, learning to reveal lots of rich toast and
vanilla and black cherry. Medium weight, slight grainy tannin, some ripe sweet red fruit, vanilla and toast,
touch of mint, bit of spirit warmth, and just hint of onion reduction in there. But good wine with v ripe sweet
fruit. Lot of tannin. Not too concentrated though, just medium weight. Opening up to reveal more on second
sample. Still tight though in tannin, almost touch of bitter to tannin, fruit and touch of reduction. Great
potential.”
JAMES SUCKLING - WWW.JAMESSUCKLING.COM - JUNE 2020 - 92 POINTS
“Rich and intense aromas of red plums and berries. Nice purity. Some cedary oak here, too. The palate has a
handy sense of depth with plenty of red-berry flavor. Smooth texture. Drink or hold.”

WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE - AUGUST 2020 - 90 POINTS
“Bold and juicy, with vanilla bean and cream soda accents to the thick berry and plum flavors, complemented
by hints of clove and candied violet. The tannins are thick but polished, showing espresso and spice details on
the finish. Drink now. 615 cases made, 25 cases imported.” – MaryAnn Worobiec

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