The Creation Shiraz

2016 vintage

2021 Cellar Release

The Creation concept is 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)


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James Halliday Wine Companion – 96 points


G-Block: Shallow red clay loam overlying red plastic clay | North-south oriented rows | Elevated eastern aspect | Long even sunlight
Upshot: Soft elegant tannins | Complex aromatic and flavour profile


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: Early harvested | De-stemmed |Minimal cap management | Eight days on skins | Basket pressed
Oak: French - 35% New, 65% Seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 20 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.56 | Acid – 6.7g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 15th February 2016 | Bottled: January 2018 | Re-released: August 2021


Profile: Blueberry | White florals | Violets | Vanilla | Dark Chocolate
Texture: Soft and elegant | Youthful and pretty | Aroma and palate synergy

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