2016 vintage

2021 Cellar Release

Batches of wine were carefully selected from Shiraz blocks within our vineyard to create an estate grown wine that displays the
treasured characteristics the property naturally produces in Shiraz: saturated colour, fruit intensity and soft, savoury tannins.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)


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James Halliday Wine Companion – 95 points


Twelve individual estate blocks: Red clay loam topsoil at varying depth | Shattered limestone, salt and pepper siltstone, and bluestone subsoils | North-south and east-west row orientations | Varied clonal selection, micro-climates, elevation, and aspect
Upshot: Complexity | Consistency | Intense flavours | Vibrant colours


Rainfall: Dry winter/early spring | rain event early November
Temperature: Consistently warm from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Ideal ripening conditions | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Rainfall: Rain event in late January
Temperature: Mild summer temperatures
Upshot: Vine relief | Slow sugar ripening | Increased flavour development | Delayed harvest | Exceptional seed and flavour ripeness balance


Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | Varying time on skins (7-60 days)
Oak: French – 15% new, 85% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.61 | Acid – 6.5g/L | RS – <1 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 11th February – 12th March 2016 | Bottled: January 2017 | Re-released: August 2021


Profile: Blackberry | Dark cherry | Cinnamon | Cedar
Texture: Full even ripe tannins | Great fruit weight | Complex yet balanced

Animal – Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Vehicle – Jeep Cherokee
Musical – Base guitar