RESERVE SHIRAZ - TWIN PACK
$130 (Usually $150)
Wine pack includes:
1 bottle 2014 Reserve Shiraz (97 points / 'Special Value' rating & listed in 'BEST of the BEST' Shiraz - Halliday Wine Companion)
1 bottle 2015 Cali Road Shiraz (95 points - Halliday Wine Companion)
Spoil Dad with an exclusive wine gift pack containing two premium Shiraz wines from our Reserve Range which have scored 97 points & 95 points in the Halliday Wine Companion.
“Perfectly balanced”, “Precision and brilliance”, “Grace and power” are what James Halliday had to say about these wines.
About the wines:
Certain vineyards produce exceptional fruit, creating distinctive wines. Norm Doole's California Road Vineyard is one of those treasures, producing low yielding outstanding fruit. Both the CALI ROAD & RESERVE are sourced from separate blocks on the California Road Vineyard and are produced to showcase McLaren Vale shiraz with its classical, rich, generous characters entwined with fine tannins.
Reflecting the site's particular terroir, the wines are naturally bold, spicy and generous gaining further complexity from barrel fermentation and extended oak maturation, using the finest French Oak in the case of the RESERVE SHIRAZ and American Oak hogsheads for the CALI ROAD SHIRAZ.
These wines represent the finest McLaren Vale Shiraz, from the DOWIE DOOLE Vineyards. To protect our philosophy, they are made in very limited quantities, without compromise and only when vintage conditions allow.
Reviews & Awards
2014 RESERVE SHIRAZ
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
2015 CALI ROAD SHIRAZ
95 points - Halliday Wine Companion – Outstanding
“Open-fermented, 12 days on skins, matured for 24 months in American hogsheads (50% new). Just when you expect another thumping McLaren Vale shiraz, you get this perfectly balanced, medium-bodied wine that leaves no box unticked. The mouthfeel is soft, the fruit flavours varietal (some regional chocolate sneaks in), fine tannins and integrated oak” James Halliday