$75.00Only from the finest vintages in the Clare Valley do we produce a Duke Reserve Grenache. 2012 provided that opportunity; the perfectly slow ripened fruit, intense flavours and aromatics, fine grained tannins, all beautifully matched to a blend of new and seasoned French oak casks to quietly build texture and complexity within.
Made in very limited quantities and sourced from an eighty year old vineyard in the heart of Watervale, the hand picked fruit parcels were destemmed and fermented in an open topped vessel on skins, until complete dryness, before basket pressing to small French oak casks to mature for 16 months. No fining or filtration were done before bottling and the wine enjoyed well over a year in the cellar before its current release.
Brick red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.
An intoxicatingly perfumed and sculptured nose, featuring notes of kirsch, cherry ripe, dark chocolate and truffles nicely supported by classy French oak char.
A mouthwatering and complex palate, cleverly harnessing the power of the old vine fruit flavours of dark cherry, cocoa and licorice with garden spices, licks of French oak and natural tannins.
Sourced exclusively from our Barossa Valley vineyards, the Medley remains the same classic Southern Rhone blend of the three noble varieties, Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. The 2012 vintage was characterised by warm days and cool nights, perfectly suited to fully ripening the later Grenache and Mataro varieties.
Fermenting on skins until dryness, basket pressing and maturing in seasoned French oak casks for sixteen months has further enhanced the blends unique regional expression and varietal synergy. The Medley is a timeless blend and an ideal accompaniment to food as the earthy flavours and gentle tannins tend to compliment rather than dominate the senses.
Deep red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.
The tempting aromas of earthiness, kitchen spices, liquorice and tar flood the nose.
An evocative and textural palate, bringing together the dark chocolate, earthiness and fresh tar notes from the nose with the flavours of spicy French oak and gentle tannins in a perfectly balanced finish. A wine easily savored whilst young but will further impress after a few years in the cellar.
$150.00With the exception of the 2011 vintage, each year since 1997 we have released the iconic Oracle Shiraz. Crafted from old vine fruit grown along the golden hillside in Leasingham, it continues to display the opulence, regional character and varietal power the valley is so renowned for.
Low yielding Shiraz parcels were chosen across our golden hillside vineyards, vinfied separately using time honoured traditional techniques, then aged for 20 months in a selection of new and one year old French oak hogsheads. Bottling occurred without any fining or filtration.
A standout vintage, 2012 has been compared very closely with the famous 2002 vintage, with the ripening and harvest conditions consisting of warm days, cool nights with minimal rainfall and no disease pressure what so ever; perfect ingredients in the production of long lived, flavoursome Shiraz wines.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Elevated notes of ripe plums, dark chocolate, exotic spices and charry oak influences enliven the senses.
A balanced and focused palate, the flavours of fresh berries, cherry plums and dark chocolate feature predominantly, beautifully enhanced and complexed by the long lived natural tannins and classy French oak. A wine easily consumed whilst young but with clear rewards to those you choose to cellar for longer.
$350.00Made only in exceptional years, our 2012 Attunga 1865 Shiraz continues the incredible legacy of a small single site Shiraz crafted from a commercially owned vineyard planted in 1865.
The Attunga 1865 Shiraz celebrates the incredible legacy and longevity of a tiny, single Shiraz vineyard that was planted near Auburn in the Clare Valley over 150 years ago. Cropping at less than one tonne per acre, the berries are tiny, thick skinned and hand sorted, then open fermented and basket pressed before maturation in a combination of new and one-year-old, tight grained, French oak hogsheads for 22 months. The Attunga 1865 is bottled unfined and unfiltered to preserved and enhanced the vineyard's unique terroir and varietal character.
Deep red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.
Richly lifted and focused nose, a complex blend of dark plums, old liquorice, tarry notes and generously framed toasty French oak spices.
An opulently textured yet surprisingly refined and linear palate, the wine superbly represents the very best of fine, ageworthy Clare Valley Shiraz. The impressive primary flavours of deep plums, dark cherries and fresh liquorice seamlessly combine with the potent strains of new French oak and fine tannins in an obvious ode to its impeccable pedigree. Its length and structure is a clear indicator of its maturation potential.