2014 Back Block Shiraz

Back Block

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94 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion

Made from Shiraz sourced from Mount Avoca and local growers, the Back Block Shiraz is an example of what the Pyrenees does best.
Colour

Deep, dark garnet.

Tasting Notes

Vibrant, dark red in colour with fresh plum, cherry, stewed rhubarb with hints of white pepper and Chinese five-spice on the nose. The lively palate has delightful ripe cherry and plum flavours, while warm subtle spices and cocoa contribute to the complexity, integrating with the savoury oak and supple tannins. A refined and aromatic Shiraz, with delightful drive and length, delivering a seamless, smooth finish.  

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Cellaring

This elegant, cool climate Shiraz is enjoyable for its youthful freshness, or to savour over the next decade.

Winemaking

Both large static and traditional open top fermenters were used to ferment on skins for seven to ten days, using a variety of yeasts to increase fruit vibrancy and complexity.  MLF was encouraged on skins and completed in tank prior to 12 months ageing in old and new French, American and Hungarian hogsheads.
The final blend is a compilation of fruit from a number of growers in the region, along with some estate fruit.  The regional blending from several vineyards has produced wonderful complexity and depth of flavours. 

Technical Details
Growing Area Pyrenees
Date Bottled
October 2015
Alcohol % 13.8%
Residual Sugar Dry
pH 3.62

Category: Reds

Variety : Shiraz

Range: Back Block


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