2011 Shotfire Shiraz

Comments

Red/purple in colour.  A lifted nose of clean blackberry fruit accompanied by cedar wood characters, the oak elements are complex and layered with mocha and spices. The palate shows sweet fruit characters dominated by blackberry and plum, complimented by sweet Indian spices. The sweet fruit characters are balanced by interesting savoury elements adding to the complexity. The mid-weight palate is complimented by fine-grained tannins and great length of savoury fruit and oak.

Vinification Notes

The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferments remain in the 22-25 degree celcius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into a mix of French and American oak to mature.

Maturation

14 to 16 months in 40% new American and French hogsheads, with the balance going into 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.

Vintage Notes

This vintage had a cool, slow ripening period which has in turn produced elegant red wines.

Harvested

April 2011

Trophy, Best of Show in the 'Shiraz From Around The World Class' at the 2015 Hong Kong International Wine Challenge

Double Gold at 2013 China Wine and Spirits Awards

Silver at 2013 International Wine and Spirit Challenge

Bronze at The Visy Great Australian Shiraz Challenge

Bronze at The Spiegelau International Wine Challenge

Bronze at 2013 International Wine Challenge

Bronze at 2013 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show

Bronze at 2013 National Wine Show

Bronze at 2013 New world Wine Awards

Bronze at 2013 Shanghai International Wine Challenge

Bronze at 2012 National Wine Show

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, August 2013

90 Points: 'The outstanding 2011 Shotfire Shiraz (aged 14-16 months in American and French hogsheads) delivers considerable value and flavour authority. Its deep ruby/purple colour is accompanied by notes of blackberries, black currants, licorice, graphite and subtle barbecue smoke. Rich, fleshy and dense, it is best consumed over the next 3-4 years.'

Wine Spectator, September Issue, 2013

89 Points

Winestate Barossa & Eden Valley Tasting, March/April 2013 Edition

3 Stars

Region : 

Barossa

Bottled : 

August 2012

Alcohol : 

14.5%

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