2001 Shiraz

Product Description

Give this wine plenty of air and its true character will be revealed. The palate has amazing depth and intensity, with a long lingering finish.

Awards: Silver Medal: Royal Sydney Wine Show 2004.
Region: 100% Five Ashes vineyard, Margaret River
Colour: Vintage 2001 has brilliant clarity with a dense ruby red centre and a pink purple hue.
Bouquet: The nose displays savoury gamey fruits, plum skin, spicy oak and green peppercorns.
Palate: The palate is full bodied showing excellent depth, intensity and length with fine supple tannins. Fine velvety tannins and an attractive pepperiness complete the palate, ensuring the wine will reach full potential in two to three years but continue to evolve for at least ten years.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm dry vintage.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel static fermenters, with half barrel fermented to finish and half left on skins for two weeks post fermentation.
Cellaring Potential: Suggested best 2 to 10 years plus
Oak Treatment: 100% barrel aged with 60% new and one year old French
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with roast ostrich, lamb shanks or a rich beef casserole.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 1.5g/L
pH: 3.56
Acidity: 6.3
Harvest Date: March 2001
Bottling Date: December 2002