"Hand-picked fruit, fermented wild with 60% whole bunches, matured 18 months in Burgundian oak (25-30% new). Early days still for this little beauty, which brings a stalky wild edge to cool-climate Beechworth shiraz. Stems bring a complexity and structure; they’re both here contributing to the wine. Blue and red fruit aromas with green twig, leaf, eath and smoky charcuterie notes. The palate is dense and tight in sturdy tannins with a strong savoury bent. A wine for further ageing - 95 Points“
Jenni Port - Halliday
2018 Savaterre Shiraz is highly perfumed with distinct red fruit preserve and floral character. Smooth, seamless and almost pinot-like in its vibrant and weightless character. Discreet fine tannins and acid frame this wine.
Savaterre Shiraz is more in the Syrah mode. If you’re a fan of big, traditional Australian shiraz this is not for you. Tasting blind you would assume it was a northern Rhone. It’s a beautiful wine with sophistication, complexity, tension and power. Very lifted and complex. 100% shiraz. A complete wine.
You must decant this wine well ahead of time to see it in its entirety.
This wine is best enjoyed in 4-15 years.
Mike Bennie from Winefront wrote -
“This is a lovely wine, savoury, sappy, meaty, sour-sweet fruited, pretty and herbal and spicy at once. It rolls over the pallet with a wash of soft (red berry) fruited, piquant spice flavours. Tannins stroke the tongue lightly, the finish amaro-laced, tart and pure. Fragrant, just shy of medium weight, almost a pinosity you could say, but the wine is still distinctly shiraz (syrah, perhaps). Fabulous, fine and fresh. Wonderful thing to drink - 94 Points”