2003 Five Ashes Reserve Shiraz

Product Description

Careful attention to detail in the vineyard and winery creating a special shiraz.

Awards: Not shown at wine shows. 92 Points James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2007 Edition.
Region: 100% Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: Lively pink red hue with a pink red centre. The wine is slightly opaque as is expected from an unfiltered wine.
Bouquet: Aromas of boysenberry muffin and plum skin fill the nose, with a spicy background of black pepper and nutmeg. An attractive toasty vanillin char completes the bouquet courtesy of maturation in select new French oak barriques of tight grain and medium to heavy toast.
Palate: The palate is still youthful, with elegance, persistence and structure. The wine has excellent presence in the mid and back palate, with tight knit tannins ensuring a long life in the bottle. To ensure full flavour this wine was not fined or filtered and is a true expression of what Five Ashes Vineyard can offer.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Cool mild year.
Vinification: Stainless steel open fermenter, finished ferment in barrel.
Cellaring Potential: Excellent cellaring potential – suggested best 2007 to 2010 with a maxiumum of 2015.
Oak Treatment: 100% maturation in New French oak barriques for an average of 20 months.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with strong meat dishes such as braised ostrich wing.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L
pH: 3.38
Acidity: 6.8 g/L
Harvest Date: April 2003
Bottling Date: Febuary 2005