Our Reserve Shiraz represents the finest shiraz we can make, from the best Shiraz grapes we can grow on the DOWIE DOOLE Vineyards.
It is made to showcase McLaren Vale shiraz with its classical, rich, generous characters entwined with fine tannins and new French oak.
To protect our philosophy, the Reserve is made in very limited quantities, without compromise and only when vintage conditions allow for a supreme shiraz wine.
Colour: Intense deep purple with a bright crimson hue.
Nose: A complex nose of dark fruits, leather, spices and sandalwood.
Palate: The full bodied palate is rich and generous. The use of extra fine grain French oak has produced a wine showing a lovely integration between the fruit, oak and tannin. An intriguingly complex array of flavours; spices, blackcurrant, cedar and cocao powder. Completed by an excellent tannin backbone giving the wine structure, length and great aging potential.
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Reviews & Awards
97 points - Halliday Wine Companion – Exceptional & Awarded Special Value Rating
Listed in Halliday's 'BEST of the BEST' Shiraz
“From a block replanted in '74; the vinification is essentially the same as for Cali Road, with one major exception: the oak used is French. An object exercise in the benefits that French oak of identical age can invest a wine with precision and brilliance, an edgy character that simply illuminates the fruit, and leaves the mouth thirsting for more. Grace and power." James Halliday