This pinnacle release Shiraz is crafted from the very finest fruit selection and is entirely estate grown and bottled on the Taylor family estate in the Clare Valley, South Australia.
At release, the wine is a vibrant, mid-dense purple crimson with a deep, black cherry-skin core.
There is fragrant spice, dark cherry, plum, dark chocolate, freshly roasted coffee beans and charry oak characters.
Generous and rounded at first with juicy, deep berry compote fruits then yielding to a tightly woven frame of firm yet generous tannins. There are alluring oak and fine dark chocolate characters, with a deep, soft centre of ripe berry fruits. Elegant acids and light, long tannins carry the palate to a lingering finish.
Growing conditions leading up to vintage 2012 were relatively mild, with regular spring rains promoting excellent vine canopy growth. Harvest conditions were excellent with only 1 substantial rain event. Overall, yields were lower than long-term averages but the quality was outstanding across all varieties, with intense colour & excellent flavour development.
Immediately approachable but will cellar well in ideal conditions for up to 20 years from vintage date.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 6 x 750ml bottle