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Reserve Shiraz 2018

Reserve Shiraz 2018

Reserve Shiraz 2018

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

Overview

Overview

The Coldstream Hills Reserve Shiraz has been a Single Vineyard wine since 2014, having been sourced from fruit grown nearby Coldstream Hills. This wine is made using traditional techniques in small open fermentation pots, including in some years, the use of whole clusters. The wine is matured in French oak barrels for approximately sixteen months, prior to blending and bottling.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14%
Peak Drinking Now - 2032
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

95 Points Jane Faulkner

Jane Faulkner

"The colour is stunning – dark purple with a ruby rim. It's floral and spicy. Laced with dark fruits, licorice, pepper and baking spices, with an undertow of savouriness. Tannins are spot-on, the palate dense, yet shy of full bodied. Everything rolls out into a harmonious whole. Lovely wine."

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Attractive and fragrant with dark cherry, blue-fruits and fivespice evident. Hints of rose petal, vanilla pod and anise are interwoven with subtle French oak.

Flavours and Palate

Medium-bodied in style, the palate displays classic cool climate suppleness, length of flavour and a chalky tannin finish. Dark cherry and blue fruit characters are harmoniously supported by inobtrusive French oak, pepper-spice and cinnamon. Layered and textural, this wine is an excellent example of Yarra Valley Shiraz.

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.

Vintage Conditions

A cool start to the growing season was overshadowed by a warm and humid late Spring. Dry conditions prevailed throughout the summer months with gloriously warm days and cool nights. A relatively early start to the season, which was fortunately tempered by an even period of sugar and flavour development

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.