After a couple of vintages where we experienced wild variations in ripening conditions, it’s comforting to see our 2018 Shiraz return to a style for which we are famed. The 2018 vintage was an absolute cracker: stable daytime temperatures and cool nights provided perfect ripening conditions, allowing for the classic cool-climate characters of our Shiraz to come to the fore. Combine this with the growing influence from the maturing vines on our steep, hill block planted to over 10 different clones of Shiraz and we think we are on a winner. Flavours of fresh plums, blackberry, savoury spice and black pepper abound, leading to a seamless, elegant, and textured palate. The fine, silky tannins keep everything in check and leave the finish long, dry and oh so satisfying.