"100% stalk. 100% shiraz – “there’s no weed in this”. Stinky, smoky, stalky, plush with fruit and oak, lengthy. Complex but not at the expense of immediate deliciousness. Has a sinewy character to the tannin but it wraps like a genome through the wine, twisting both flavour and dry control as it motors through. It’s a remarkable shiraz. Meaty, smoky and dry but with plenty of dark, berried flesh. As the kids now say: boom. 94+ Points"
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front : December 2013
Its’ been a long time coming!
Our first Shiraz vintage release. Ten years in the making and I’m proud as can be! This is a great wine. You don’t hear me saying that often. More Rhone than Australian. And while I wax lyrical about the wine lets remember it’s the vineyard not me that is responsible for this achievement.
A beautiful clear wine. Vibrant purple – a darker core – with crimson edges.
An incredibly complex, lifted, lively and intense nose. Exotic aromas of smoked meats, dried red rose, allspice, clove, dark plum, dark cherry ,blackberry, mulberry, mandarin, violets, sandlewood, bay and funky undergrowth. This aroma really revs me up, it continues to evolve as time goes by. This wine is alive!
Complexity, poise, sinewy acid, fine tannins wrapped around a sleek core of pristine dark fruit. A wine that’s slightly reduced and smelling of undergrowth now that transforms in the glass and continues to seduce. This is Terroir. This is Savaterre.
Decant a minimum of 3 hours prior to consumption to fully allow the wine to develop.
All grapes under this label are sourced exclusively from the Savaterre Vineyard in Beechworth.
Unfiltered. Store at 14C.