Speakeasy Shiraz Adelaide Hills 2017


Cooler climate Shiraz continues to excite and few regions offer so many fine examples as the Adelaide Hills. Five days cold-soaking before fermentation with two different strains of yeast, both from the Rhône Valley, the wine then spent sixteen months in French barriques, 40% new. An inky maroon colour here, with a lovely impression of plushness on the nose and palate. Notes of spices, violets, animal skins, dry herbs, red fruits, coffee grinds, chocolate and cherries. Very fine, quite sleek, tannins whilst the spiciness continues on the palate, along with tobacco leaves. Very good length here, and the intensity continues right through. This will provide pleasure for a decade.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz