PAS-011

Shiraz, ‘Margaret River’, Ashbrook Estate

With the climate north of the Margaret River townsite being ideal for producing a Rhone style red, Ashbrook planted Shiraz in 1998. The vines were trellised on
a lyre system and cane pruned to promote canopy/fruit balance, uniform sunlight penetration, eliminate green characters and allow for optimum flavour and tannin ripeness. As part of Ashbrook’s desire to follow an organic grape growing approach, the vineyard is liberally composted.

Hand-picked over 2 weeks the berries are cold soaked, gently plunged and temperature controlled in 4 tonne parcels in open fermenters for gentle and full extraction. The wine is matured in 100% French oak barriques (26% new) for 2 years, then further stored in bottle for 18 months before release.

Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
Australia
Region:
Western Australia
Appellation:
Margaret River
Variety:
Syrah
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Little Peacock Imports

Tasting Notes

The inviting nose bursts with ripe raspberry, red currant, and cherry plum fruit leather aromas with hints of violet and sweet spice. Fine tannins, a succulent depth of flavour and balanced acidity result in a wine that is extremely easy to drink and a wonderful food wine.

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
90
Date:
2016-04-30