2016 Ellen Street Shiraz
What was originally known for over 100 years as Ellen Street runs along the southern boundary of the Maxwell vineyards. Situated between this road and the winery is a small vineyard of craggy, gnarled Shiraz vines planted in 1953. Every year these vines bear some of the most concentrated fruit on the estate, however in very small quantities, with an average crop of less than 2 tonnes per acre.
Colour Deep purple / red in colour.
Nose Aromas of aniseed, blood plum and vanilla bean, dried herbs and cherries.
Palate Shiraz flavours of plum, chocolate, blackberry fill the palate, yet more subtle and complex notes fill the flavour spectrum with cinnamon, vanilla, raspberry and a hint of mint. This is a generous mouth filling wine yet refined and elegant with soft velvety tannin to complete this wine.
Varietal Composition 100% Shiraz
Winemaker Andrew Jericho & Mark Maxwell
Maturation 24 months in American and French oak hogsheads