2013 Ironstone Low Trellis Shiraz
- $270 per six pack - normally $300 ($45 each)
The bouquet displays spicy red plum, mulberry, bramble and subtle cedary oak, with hints of coconut and vanilla. The palate shows distinctive regional flavours of dark chocolate, Satsuma plum, wild loganberries, blackberry and toasted Mocha oak, complemented by spice and black pepper notes. This rich powerful Shiraz is wonderfully balanced with fruit, firm structured tannin and oak in harmony. Approachable now or will develop for over 10 years with careful cellaring.
Over 124 years ago Alexander Campbell Johnston planted his first vines at the highest point of the estate, adjacent to the township of McLaren Vale. Known now as our War Horse vineyard, it has a soil profile of sandy red loam, over shallow conglomerate Ironstone and piped hollow Ironstone. Traditionally the old low trellis contoured Shiraz vines at this site produce the lowest yields of all Pirramimma blocks. The miniscule yield of concentrated fruit offered from these vines in 2013 provided us the quality and power to release this limited Shiraz in our Iconic Black Label series.
After fermentation 40% of the wine was matured in new French and American oak for 28 months, with 60% matured in older barriques.
8.8 standard drinks - 14.8% alcohol