Woodvale Springs Gardens Shiraz 2018
The fruit for this wine is from three vineyards spread across the Clare – Lakota, Netherby, and Milburn. Springs Gardens was the name of the farm of Tom Duke, winemaker Kevin Mitchell’s great grandfather. The parcels were all dealt with separately, with pumping over by hand and basket pressing to a mix of new and older French oak hogsheads before bottling without fining or filtration. Deep red, this is fresh, bright and vibrant with an attractive mix of red and darker fruits. Notes of dry herbs, chocolate and black olives as well with good oak integration. With good acidity, the wine is well balanced with a lingering focused finish. Delicious now but will drink well for another six to eight years. Cracking value.