Castle Rock Estate Shiraz 2017


Recommended Retail Price - $30

90 points -QWine


Colour: Deep red colour.

Bouquet: A classic cool-climate Shiraz nose which shows plum fruit, spice and black pepper characters. There is some subtle complexity and quality French oak characters of char and cedar.

Palate: A rich and generous front palate fills the mouth with plum fruits. There is a thread of black pepper running the length of the palate, reminding us of its cool climate origins. The wine has great poise and balance thanks to balanced acidity and firm yet ripe tannins. This also provides power and drive, yet, wonderful restraint. The high quality French oak adds cedary characters and blends really well with the cool climate spice notes. The wine has great length and the flavours linger in the mouth long after the wine has gone.

An ideal complement to red meats and hearty dishes. Will also go well with ripe cheeses at the end of a meal.

Will continue to improve and develop complexity with age; cellar for 8 to 10 years.

Harvest Date: 15th April 2017
Bottling Date: 21st August 2018
Alc: 13.5%
pH: 3.55
T.A.: 5.8g/L
Residual sugar: 0g/L






90/100  "Oh I like this. Granite and minerally feels are packed in with plenty of savoury medium-bodied fruit. A quarter of this saw new French oak. Whole bunches were also used (20%) with plenty of savoury characteristics the result. Char, black pepper and raspberries dipped in dark chocolate get you in the mood. The fruit sways through the mouth at a neat tempo flanked by soft spices. Still a little tense, bright acid and a long finish cap off a more than satisfying drop.." QWine, Aug 2019

"... the rockstar of the stable is undoubtedly the 2017 Castle Rock Estate Shiraz. It’s not just great juice, but the quality of the offer belies its $30 price tag." Travis Schultz