Water Wheel Shiraz+ 2012
A deep, vivid, violet colour. On the nose there are berry, blackcurrant and liquorice aromas. The palate is full and rich with spice, berry and some black pepper flavours obvious. The wine is well balanced, with a persistent finish that is complimented by some fine tannin. It is ready for immediate consumption and would be an ideal match for rich pasta dishes, BBQs and game.
90 pts Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Jul/Aug 2013
(86% shiraz, 10% malbec and 4% cabernet sauvignon): Bright ruby-red. Exotic, spice-accented dark berry compote aromas are deepened by notes of licorice and bitter chocolate. Supple and open-knit, offering cherry-cola and cracked pepper flavors that become spicier with air. Finishes on a smoky note, with gentle tannins that come on late. Lots of fruit and intensity for the money.
A delicious forward Shiraz wine from Bendigo, where cold nights and hot days help produce high quality fruit. Small bunches and berries ensure maximum flavors with balancing acidity and lively tannin structures. During fermentation the cap was plunged and pumped over three times daily. After pressing in a Membrane press and completion of Malolactic Fermentation, a percentage of the wine under-went Micro Oxygenation with the balance of the wine spending time in American Oak Hogsheads. The wine is Earth filtered and then Sterile filtered to bottle. All fruit was estate grown. Soil is deep ripped before planting. Vines are hedged trellised, exposing the grapes to the sun to achieve maximum ripeness. All vines are irrigated from the nearby Loddon river with ground level mini sprays. Red wine grapes are planted on heavy clay soil with pieces of limestone present in the soil.