4 Stars, Silver Medal, Top in Class - Winestate Magazine May/June Issue - Adelaide Hills tasting Silver Medal and Top in Class - 2010 Adelaide Hills Wine Show Top 40 Best Buys - Winestate Magazine Wine & Spirit Insider May/June Issue 2011 Bronze Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show
Being only the second vintage of commercial production from the estate vineyards, yields were low, allowing full flavour development and ripening of the Shiraz. Individual parcels from the vineyard were earmarked for the Estate label and left on the vine to ripen fully. Once harvested, at 14.1 °Baume, the must was fermented and the resulting wine matured in French Oak barriques for 16 months.
The 2003 Shiraz is a full-bodied, richly flavoured wine of excellent structure and texture with ripe, voluptuous fruit flavours and silky smooth tannins. Displaying ripe berry fruits, chocolate and peppery spice for which the Adelaide Hills cool climate Shiraz is fast becoming famous.