Reserve

2016 Reserve Shiraz

Our Reserve Shiraz represents the finest shiraz we can make, from the best Shiraz grapes we can grow on the DOWIE DOOLE Vineyards.

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It is made to showcase McLaren Vale shiraz with its classical, rich, generous characters entwined with fine tannins and new French oak.

To protect our philosophy, the Reserve is made in very limited quantities, without compromise and only when vintage conditions allow for a supreme shiraz wine.

Characteristics

Colour: Intense deep purple with a bright crimson hue.

Nose: A complex nose of dark fruits, leather, cardamom, sandalwood and aged Jamón.

Palate: The full-bodied palate is rich and generous. The use of extra fine grain French oak has produced a wine showing a lovely integration between the fruit, oak and tannin. An intriguingly complex array of flavours; wild dark berries, spices, cedar and coco powder. Completed by an excellent tannin backbone giving the wine structure, length and great ageing potential.


Reviews & Awards Summary

2016 Reserve Shiraz

  • Halliday Wine Companion - 95/100

2015 Reserve Shiraz

  • Halliday Wine Companion - 95/100
  • 2017 McLaren Vale Wine Show - Bronze Medal

2014 Reseve Shiraz

  • Halliday Wine Companion - 97/100
  • James Halliday "Best of the Best' Shiraz List

2013 Reserve Shiraz

  • Halliday Wine Companion - 95/100

2012 Reserve Shiraz

  • Halliday Wine Companion - 94/100

2010 Reserve Shiraz

  • -Halliday Wine Companion - 94/100

2008 Reserve Shiraz

  • Halliday Wine Companion - 95/100

2006 Reserve Shiraz

  • Halliday Wine Companion - 93/100

2004 Reserve Shiraz

  • Halliday Wine Companion - 94/100