The Creation Shiraz

2015 vintage

2020 Cellar Release

The Creation concept was to highlight a different example of our vineyards diversity each year. The brief? Pick something unique that tells both a story of individual terroir and the vintage that was…with a little winemaking flair thrown in for good measure.

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


Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
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James Halliday Wine Companion – 96 points
The Wine Advocate – 94 points


Cambourne Vineyard – Q4-6: Shallow red clay loam over shattered limestone | South facing slope | East-west oriented rows
Upshot: Ripe yet elegant fruit | Grippy tannins | Lifted aromatics


Rainfall: Wet winter | Very dry spring and early summer
Temperature: Cool early summer conditions
Upshot: Early budburst and flowering | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Rainfall: Mid-February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Fast late ripening conditions | Extended flavour development | High natural acid | Rich flavours and vibrant fruit


Fermentation: De-stemmed |2-3 pump overs per day | Eight days on skins | Basket pressed
Oak: New American – 50%, 2nd use French - 50% | Natural malolactic fermentation | Blended after 6 months | 22 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 15% | pH – 3.66 | Acid – 6.6g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 11th February 2015 | Bottled: January 2017 | Re-released: August 2020


Profile: Cherry | Red current | Herbs | Nutmeg | Chocolate
Texture: Soft and expressive | Brooding and complex | Savoury and fruit elements

Animal – Thornicroft’s Giraffe
Vehicle – Pagani Huayra Roadster
Musical – Stradivarius Violin