2004-five-ashes-reserve-shiraz

2004 Five Ashes Reserve Shiraz

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Product Description

Deep and brooding with lifted white pepper and spice over rum and raisin dark chocolate. 90 points – James Halliday.

TECHNICAL NOTES
Awards: 41/2 Stars 90 Points, 2008 James Halliday Wine Companion.
Region: Block 9, Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: A Pink red hue surrounds a cherry red centre.
Bouquet: The nose is deep and brooding with lifted white pepper and spice over rum and raisin dark chocolate. After some time, an intense fruit core of toffee and raspberry / plum compote’ becomes apparent. Attractive charry vanilla flavours from maturation in 100% new French oak are only just detectable, showing excellent oak integration.
Palate: This elegant wine has excellent strong mid to back palate presence and fine savoury tight knit tannins to finish. This Reserve Shiraz is sourced from a specific section of Block 9 Shiraz in the Five Ashes vineyard and as such shows a strong sense of place or terroir. In an attempt to maximise expression of this terroir, this wine was not filtered.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm dry year.
Vinification: Stainless steel open fermenter.
Cellaring Potential: Suggested best 2008 to 2010; Suggested maximum 2015.
Oak Treatment: 20 months maturation in barriques – 72% new French and balance one year old.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with strong meat dishes such as braised ostrich wing or Osso Bucco.
Alcohol: 14.3
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 0.6g/L
pH: 3.55
Acidity: 5.7
Harvest Date: April 2004
Bottling Date: March 2006