2013 Water Wheel Shiraz
Bendigo, Victoria Australia

Concentrated, a hint of mint, and meaty, do we hear bacon anyone? Not a full throttle berry bomb but pretty intense and full flavors. Pairs fabulously with smoked, barbequed meats and game.

90 WA; 90 ST

2013 Water Wheel Shiraz


as part of a mixed case.

12+ bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"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."

Technical Notes
" 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 2-e year old American Oak Hogsheads for 6-9 months. 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. 14.5% alc."
Wine Advocate
"90 pts ... Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 Shiraz delivers intense notes of warm blackberries, blackcurrants and licorice with and undercurrent of incense. Full-bodied and packed with spicy black fruit preserves flavors, it has a velvety frame and nice line of freshness taking it to a long finish."

Stephen Tanzer
"90 pts ... Opaque purple. Expansive smoky aromas of dark fruit compote, licorice and mocha. Round and velvety in the mouth, offering warm boysenberry and cherry flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Shows a spicy nuance and ripe, well-integrated tannins on the very persistent finish."