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Founded by James Halliday in 1985.

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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

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. Medium-bodied with great texture, length of flavour and seamless French oak.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14%
Peak Drinking Now - 2030
Winemaker Andrew Fleming

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Vibrant dark cherry and blackberry characters are supported by spicy notes of clove, nutmeg and black pepper. French oak plays a subtle role with anise and savoury mineral elements adding complexity.

Flavours and Palate

Medium bodied in style with texture, fine acid balance and great length. Dark cherry and blackberry notes are beautifully enhanced by seamless French oak and Shiraz spice. Classic Yarra Valley Shiraz from the mild 2015 vintage.

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 well with a mild and relatively dry Spring. Unlike 2014, fruit set was relatively normal resulting in average yields across most varieties. A notable cooler ripening period allowed fruit flavours to ripen steadily whilst retaining high levels of natural acidity. Fruit quality was excellent, with the wine produced promising finesse, complexity and cellaring potential.

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.