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    2018 DIRECTORS’ CUT SHIRAZ

    RRP: $35.00

    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

    2016 - Iron fist in a velvet glove kinda stuff. A big Shiraz from Langhorne Creek. Generous is certainly the buzz word. It's a surge of fruit from top to toe. Dense plums and blackberries, whispers of smoke and vanilla, but dangerously smooth. Some tension evident and this will settle with more time in bottle or a good decant. It just lingers and calls you back. Beautiful! Drink now to ten years+ Score: 93/100
    -QWine
    2016 - Everything has come together well starting with the fruit flavours, a mix of blackberry and currants, plus spices and chocolate. Full-bodied, ripe tannins and plenty of oak yet it's rich and rewarding. Score: 91/100 Reviewed by Jane Faulkner 08/2019
    -Halliday Wine Companion

    Tasting Notes

    The dark purple colour is a clear indication of the intensity that awaits in your glass. The nose is inundated with berry compote and a decorative topping of fresh berries. These are accented by whispers of spice. The palate offers juicy plums and chocolate dipped dried fruits. There are hints of oregano and thyme to be sort out. The finish is long and the freshness unmistakable.

    Vinification

    The grapes are selected from some of the best Shiraz 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 10 days of cool fermentation on skins and pumped over 3 times daily, the wine was transferred to French and American oak hogsheads for 14 months maturation. In the 2018 vintage we have limited ourselves to 40% new oak to ensure the fruit remained the focus.

    Vintage

    Steady winter rainfall and multiple flood events gave us a good storage of moisture and healthy vines leading into the growing season. Higher than average summer temperatures have offered up robust fruit characters that Shiraz loves to present.
    -2018

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