2012 RESERVE SHIRAZ
HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION, 2017 Edition
From 40 yo vines at the Hamer Vineyard near Yarra Glen, Best's old clone, one-third each crushed/destemmed, whole berries and whole bunches, open-fermented, wild yeast, 4 weeks on skins, matured in French oak (30% new) for 18 months, made at Giaconda by Rick Kinzbrunner. The opening stanza of the wine is all about elegance, the colour bright, the bouquet fragrant and the entry to the mouth with red cherry and spice to the fore. Then the mood changes dramatically as fine, savoury tannins take a grip, and black cherry sashays along with the tannins. Rating 95. To 2030.
HUON HOOKE, THE AGE, EPICURE GOOD FOOD, February 7 2017
Vinified by Rick Kinzbrunner at Gianconda, this deliciously peppery, vegetal undergrowth scented shiraz seems to have been fermented with plenty of stems. It's complex and savoury, medium-full bodied and softly textured. An excellent example of the style.
HUON HOOKE, GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE, April/May 2017 — 94
Ultra-complex and still youthful with the benefit of aged complexity. Peppery, vegetal and sousbois whole-bunch aromas. Medium-to full-bodied and softly textured palate. The savouriness is very stem influenced. It's a fine example of the style.
Low cropped, hand harvested fruit taken from 30 year old vines from the Hamer vineyard near Yarra Glen.
Aged in French oak for 18 months.
MADE AT: Giaconda
QUANTITY: 168 Dozen