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Reserve Shiraz 2014

Reserve Shiraz 2014

RRP (750 mL)
$45.00
750 mL
$45.00
6 x 750 mL
$270.00

Overview

Overview

Coldstream Hills was established in 1985 by James and Suzanne Halliday and has since grown to become one of Australia's leading and most awarded small wineries.

The Coldstream Hills Reserve Shiraz is made from a selection of low yielding hillside vineyards located in the Lower Yarra Valley. This spicy Reserve Shiraz comes from a cooler vintage. Cracked black pepper, five spice and anise add layers to a textural palate of dark cherry, blueberry and soft, fleshy tannins.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2014
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14%
Peak Drinking Now - 2026
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

94 points Campbell Mattinson
Bronze 2016 Vcitorian Wines Show
Bronze 2016 Royal Hobart International Wine Show

Campbell Mattinson

"It takes black cherry and plum flavours and injects them with peppered meats. It's a most attractive combination. Lines of herbs are blown through ribbons of tannin; the effect equally impressive. This release is on song."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Dark cherry characters dominate, with underlying nuances of star anise, earthy savouriness and spice. French oak is subtle, but does not dominate. Complex and layered.

Flavours and Palate

Medium bodied in style with great texture and length of flavour. Dark cherry notes and blueberry are evident with underlying savouriness and hints of spice. Well structured, with fine grained tannin and seamless oak to support. This wine will reward careful cellaring.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Yarra Valley, Victoria

Cooler than Bordeaux yet warmer than Burgundy, picturesque Yarra Valley is one of Australia's foremost cool-climate wine regions. An easy one-hour’s drive from Melbourne, the area is home to more than 80 cellar doors. In addition to the huge range of wineries, the area boasts superb contemporary restaurants, authentic rustic farms - and luxury overnight accommodation if the sightseeing gets too much! The fertile Yarra Valley soils produce famously elegant and textured Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The growing season began with a variable spring season, followed by a dry and warm Summer. Conditions during the flowering period were not conducive to optimum fruit set, with many vineyards harvesting below average yields. A challenging vintage in many respects, but fruit quality remained of a high standard.

Shiraz at Coldstream Hills is made using a number of techniques including fermentation in small open and static fermentation vessels. The wine is matured in French oak barrels for approximately sixteen months prior to blending and bottling. It is then bottle matured for twelve months prior to release.

Andrew Fleming - Chief Winemaker

Growing up in wine country Mildura, at just 13 years of age, Andrew attempted to make his own wine; the end result was undrinkable, his father’s shed a shambles, but the winemaking seed was sown. 
After completing a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, Andrew spent two years at Mildara in Coonawarra before heading to Bordeaux where he furthered his winemaking qualifications with a Diplome National d’Oenologue from the University of Bordeaux. Since then he’s completed vintages at the iconic Chateau Haut Brion in Bordeaux, several vintages in Languedoc, in addition to completing a vintage at Matanzas Creek winery in California’s Sonoma Valley. For six years Andrew was a Winemaker at Lindeman’s Karadoc winery and in 1996, became the Winery Manager of Seppelt in Great Western; providing the perfect segue for his current role as Chief Winemaker Coldstream Hills which he has held since 2001.