Castle Rock Estate Shiraz 2015

$25.00

Recommended Retail Price - $30

AWARDS
Bronze - Wine Show of Western Australia 2018

ASSESSMENT

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.


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

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

Harvest Date: 25th March 2015
Bottling Date: 25th August 2016
Alc: 13.5%
pH: 3.60
T.A.: 5.7g/L
Residual sugar: 0g/L

 

REVIEWS & AWARDS:

"91/100   A rich nose of cedar and Christmas cake spice with expansive plum fruit and background notes of integrated leather. A full bodied wine with balance; ripe black berry fruits have breadth and are amply supported by tannins that are laced with earth and leather. The finish is generous and mouth filling with oak and fruit meeting each other in equal measure. A very attractive WA Shiraz from the always impressive Castle Rock Estate." Wine Reviewer, Jan 2019

"This Shiraz, already almost 4 years old, opens up invitingly both to the nose and palate.  It presents as smoothly well-structured. The profile is evocative of plums, mixed herbs and pepper with a persistent vanillin oak long palate. The generous silky fruit component is counter-balanced by the 13.5% Alc, savouriness and supportive acid backbone. It delivers ample palate pleasure now but will support short term cellaring." The Grape Hunter, Jan 2019