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Home Block Shiraz 2011

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Gold Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2013

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Description

Tasting Notes

Vintage
2012
Grape variety 100% Shiraz
Oak maturation 75% new and 25% older French
Alcohol 13.5% Alc/Vol
Release date February 2016
Colour
Medium red with purple hue
Aroma
This is a rich, complex and aromatic Shiraz with aniseed, boysenberry, chocolate and spice. There is well integrated oak with hints of sandalwood, nutmeg, bacon fat, roasted meat and an underlying violet perfume.
Palate Full and textured with fine, silky tannins which make the wine very approachable now. Once again, there is aniseed, boysenberry and spice with choc-mint, cocoa, savoury oak and peat.
Food matches Seared prime beef and roasted root vegetables.
Peak drinking
Drinking well now but will show further integration over the next 4-5 years

Winemaker Comments

Viticulture

The Home Block Shiraz vineyard comprises 0.7 ha of open lyre, minimal irrigated vines planted on ironstone gravel over deep friable loam. Judicious shoot and bunch thinning is always used to maintain a very light crop which was hand picked in early March of 2012. Harvested at 13.2º Baume the fruit exhibited intensely concentrated flavour and colour.

Winemaking

The hand picked fruit was harvested early in the morning and processed straight away. 3% of the bunches, including stalks were placed into the bottom of the fermenter before filling. The remaining fruit was destemmed into the small open fermenter with heading down board, which keeps the cap fully submerged between drain and returns. After seven days of fermentation, the fruit was pressed into a blend of new and used French Burgundian barrels. 50% of the barrels were filled with full solids, where they were stirred on lees to add texture and complexity.

Storage / Bottling

Maturation lasted 21 months before the wine was carefully blended and bottled. Bottled under screw cap to retain freshness in a premium Burgundy bottle. Held in bottle for approximately 18 months prior to release.

Awards & Achievements

James Halliday Wine Companion

2012 Home Block Shiraz 95 Points
2011 Home Block Shiraz 95 Points
2010 Home Block Shiraz 92 Points
2009 Home Block Shiraz 90 Points
2008 Home Block Shiraz 90 Points
2007 Home Block Shiraz 94 Points
2004 Home Block Shiraz 90 Points
2003 Home Block Shiraz 94 Points
2002 Home Block Shiraz 93 Points

2011 Home Block Shiraz

95 Points – James Halliday Wine Companion 2015
“Hand-picked from a 0.7ha block, destemmed, then into open fermenters with heading down boards for 7 days, thence to French oak (part new) for 20 months, some on lees. Bright crimson-purple; a sure-footed, classy shiraz with juicy red and black fruits providing half the action, the other half by quality tannins and integrated oak. The modest alcohol is a pleasure to deal with. Drink by 2031.”

Gold Medal Outstanding – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015

Silver Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2013
Bronze Medal – Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show 2013
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2013
Commended – International Wine Challenge 2013

2010 Home Block Shiraz

Gold Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2013
Silver Medal Outstanding – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014
Bronze Medal – Cowra Wine Show 2012
Bronze Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2012

2009 Home Block Shiraz

Bronze Medal – Cowra Wine Show 2011
Bronze Medal – Mount Barker Wine Show 2011

2008 Home Block Shiraz

Gold Medal – Scoop Magazine Tasting 2010
Silver Medal – Cowra Wine Show 2010
Bronze Medal – Qantas Wine Show 2010
4 1/2 Stars – Winestate Magazine 2010

2007 Home Block Shiraz

Silver Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2010
Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirit Comp 2009
92 Points, Nick Stock: WINE100, December 2009
91 Points, Gary Walsh: The Wine Front
3 stars, Winestate Magazine Best of the West 2010

2006 Home Block Shiraz

No Home Block Shiraz made

2005 Home Block Shiraz

Minimal quantity made

2004 Home Block

86 Points, Campbell Mattinson: The Wine Front
Bronze Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA 2008
Bronze Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA 2007

2003 Home Block Shiraz

Bronze Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2005
Bronze Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA 2006
93 Points, Tim White: Australian Financial Review 4/2/08
89 Points: Ray Jordan’s Guide to Wine 05/06

2002 Home Block Shiraz

93 Points, James Halliday: 2005 Wine Companion

2001 Home Block Shiraz

Silver Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2003
Bronze Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2002
93 Points, Philip White: Adelaide Advertiser 2003

Additional information

Weight 3.97 kg

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