Harewood Estate, Reserve Shiraz. 2011
A dense crimson colour with youthful purple hues.
A rich and vibrant nose displaying an enticing combination of violets, black pepper, blackcurrant and coffee bean complemented by spicy, vanillin French oak.
A seamless, complete palate combining cherry, blackberry and plum with cinnamon, pepper and licorice leading to a complex finish of mocha and vanilla supported by fine grained tannins.
The Great Southern region produces some of the best Shiraz grapes in Australia.
The careful selection of vineyards has produced a wine that combines the licorice and black cherry of Frankland River Shiraz with the pepper and blackberry of cool climate Mount Barker Shiraz from the Great Southern, Western Australia.
The individual batches were fermented in small open fermenters and then matured in a mixture of new and one year old French oak barriques.
Following nine months in oak, the wines were assessed and blended, then returned to barrel for a further 15 months prior to bottling.