Mitchell Peppertree Vineyard Shiraz 2018


As it always is, this is a popular release, offering value and flavour. From a fine vintage, and given the benefit of several years ageing before release, the fruit from the vineyard is largely destemmed, but there is a component of whole bunches. Natural fermentation in open slate fermenters, the wine then spends 18 months in French oak puncheons. Deep magenta in colour, the nose offers notes of cloves, leather, spices, black fruits, dry herbs and a hint of dark chocolate. Real depth of flavour here, this is a fine Clare Shiraz. Good concentration, poised balance and excellent length, there are very fine tannins with more chocolate notes emerging. This has a good decade ahead of it, but lots to enjoy over that time.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz