2013 DIRECTORS’ CUT SHIRAZ MAGNUM

    RRP: $115.00

    Our flagship wine is made from the finest selection of shiraz from each vintage. As with films, the director’s cut is regarded as the definitive version – no compromises.

    Reviews

    Matured in new French and American oak for 14 months. Full crimson-purple; suppled, mouthfilling and hedonistic, with that velvety softness Langhorne Creek provides without sacrificing shape or focus; blackberry jelly beans and licorice strap are the flavours, even if they sound naff. 93pts Drink to 2033 (750ml format)
    -The Wine Companion 2017

    Tasting Notes

    This soft and generous vintage has allowed Directors’ Cut Shiraz to display all its youthful beauty. The dark berry fruit is immediately accessible and the flavours of cocoa, spice, licorice and chocolate-coated coffee bean are laid out for all to enjoy like a dinner platter. This is a wine to be shared and contemplated with friends.

    Vinification

    The grapes are selected from some of the best vineyards in the region. These vineyards are chosen for the consistent intensity and texture of the fruit. The strictest pruning techniques are used. The fruit for Directors’ Cut Shiraz was harvested at night and then crushed to small open top stainless steel fermenters. After 24 hours of skin contact fermentation was commenced with our Rhône isolate yeast. Following 8 days of cool fermentation on skins and hand-plunging 3 times daily, the wine was transferred to French and American oak hogsheads for 14 months maturation.

    Vintage

    2013 is a gentle year that has yielded wines of great potential. The growing period presented a minor frost event in September and a cool early flowering period. Overall yields were 5% down. A dry lead up to harvest led to a frantic run between early February and late March, getting all the fruit in at the right time. “A good year for the grapes and the people who work with them.” –Johnny Glaetzer, Grower Liaison
    -2013

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