2001 Five Ashes Reserve Shiraz

Product Description

The Five Ashes Reserve range comprises small parcels of selected fruit and selected barrels from the Five Ashes vineyard which are carefully vinified to ensure superior structure and intense varietal characters with longer term cellaring potential.

Awards: 4 ½ stars 91 points James Halliday’s 2006 Wine Companion.
Region: 100% five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: Pink red hue with dark red centre.
Bouquet: Dense and subdued, needing time to really open up. Aromas of smoky white pepper, menthol and chocolate boysenberry are melded with clove spice derived from perfectly matched French Oak.
Palate: Restrained and tight knit, the palate is built to age with excellent intensity and focuses around the mid palate, and a great persistence of flavour. The finish is currently dry with tannins slightly obtrusive, however, in three to four years, integration of oak, and softening of tannins will lift the Five Ashes Shiraz to the next level.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm dry vintage.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel static fermenters and held on skins for two weeks post fermentation.
Cellaring Potential: Medium to long term cellaring is recommended suggested best 5 to 10 years.
Oak Treatment: 100% French, 100% new.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with pepper steak or roast venison.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 0.7g/L
pH: 3.5
Acidity: 6.5g/L
Harvest Date: March 2001
Bottling Date: December 2002