2014 Eocene Shiraz
Colour Deep purple in colour.
Nose Aromas of bright and vibrant berry fruit and vanilla oak.
Palate The palate is well balanced with generous fruit weight, fresh fruit flavours of blackberry, raspberry and plum with integrated soft oak tannins.
Summer conditions were warmer than average with two heat waves through January and one in February, which tested the limits of grapevine tolerance to heat. Early in the season were high speed winds which reduced berry set, and the size of canopies. Rain in February rehydrated vines and freshened up vine leaves and started a pattern of cooler daytime temperatures which allowed fruit to finish ripening with moderate temperatures. The moisture boost also helped improve fruit balance on generally low crop levels.
Winemaker Andrew Jericho & Mark Maxwell
TA 6.8 g/L