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Limited Release

2015 Moorooroo Shiraz

Barossa Valley
Bottle size
750 mL

Awarded 99points in the 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion.

Dark ruby, purple in colour. Intense aromatics which hint of creamy dark fruit. Notes of blackberry and mulberries are very prominent. These are intertwined in and around secondary glimpses of fresh vanilla bean, dark chocolate, coffee and a faint presence of well integrated oak spice. Persistent, mouth filling, soft dark fruit flavours emerge straight away and roll through the mid palate all the way to the finish. A fresh acid line helps lift the vibrancy and provides a line of focus and some super fine tannins ensure some subtle framing to balance things out and provide a clear edge to the wine.

Winemaking Notes

Hand harvested and then crushed into traditional open top fermenters, the wine undergoes pre-fermentation cold soak before being either gently pumped over or punched down by hand according to winemaker specifications so as to obtain optimal colour and retain complex fruit flavours. Additional post-fermentation maceration usually occurs before the wine is then drained and pressed to barrel. Free run and pressings are usually kept separate and a combination of new and aged oak barrels are used for a maturation of between 18-24 months. The wine is then prepared for bottling before seeing some further time in bottle prior to release.

Growing Conditions

Mild weather and cool nights characterised the back end of the 2014 calendar year and led into almost ideal growing conditions in the region as we started 2015. The result was a slow and steady pace of ripening early on in harvest before some warmer weather kicked things along and compressed the harvest somewhat. The resulting wines from 2015 show some genuine balance from the early mild weather and some real flavour depth and presence as a result of late season warmth and ripeness.

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