$65.00 / bottle
$780.00 / case (12)
The fruit for the Hedonist Reserve Shiraz comes from an organic/biodynamic certified vineyard from Kangarilla, McLaren Vale. Producing a slightly cooler climate expression of McLaren Vale fruit due predominantly to its higher altitude. The vines are shoot and bunch thinned, with particular focus on pruning and vertical shoot poition trelising.
Winter and spring weather conditions helped set up the early growth of our vines with above average rainfall leading to full soil profiles. Harvest commenced 2-3 weeks later than usual. Conditions were ideal for a long and beneficial ripening season, requiring less ripeness to produce maximum flavour.
Fermented with indigenous yeast after harvest – no crushing. The ferment was lightly pressed after 15 days on skin in open top fermenters. Fermentation was completed in French Oak foudres for 18 months. Minimal Sulphur added. No fining.
- Deep red with crimson hues
- Fragrant and pretty, bursting with fresh red to dark fruits, dark chocolate with a cinnamon lift
- Generous and complex, yet soft, supple and silky. An abundance of red berries continue through to the palate augmented by fine, velvety oak tannins ensuing a long, luscious finish.
- McLaren Vale
- Shiraz 100%
- OAK TREATMENT
- 100% new French Oak foudres for 18 months
- Alc: 14%, pH: 3.49, pH: 6.4, GF: 1.4g/L
2017 Hedonist Reserve Shiraz
- 93 points - Wine Companion 2020 Edition, Jane Faulkner, 01 Aug 2019
“Everything that screams McLaren Vale shiraz is in this wine. And it's done well. Rich, ripe fruit, lively and bright, laced with rosemary and mint (bordering on too much), smoky, tarry and earthy notes and all manner of oak spices. Plus wood flavours which should settle in time. Voluminous tannins strut their stuff across the full-bodied palate. The colour advancement and the herbal tone, just pings it.”
2015 Hedonist reserve Shiraz
2012 Hedonist Reserve Shiraz
- Gold medal - 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition
- 94 points - Wine Companion 2017 Edition, James Halliday, Aug 2016