Reserve Shiraz

GibsonReserve Shiraz

2018 Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

A fine expression of Barossa Shiraz displaying intense aromas of black fruits and layers of dark chocolate, with hints of sage and clove.

    Description

    Reserve Shiraz is the result of up to 30 individual Shiraz parcel components, which we assess out of barrel for qualities that show particular finesse and structure - the precursors to age-ability. We don’t limit this expression to individual vineyards, but rather build in many layers of complexity through fruit sources from various sites of the Barossa.

    One and two tonne open-topped fermenters are used along with other detail-orientated small batch winemaking methods, including hand plunging and basket pressing. The Reserve Shiraz style is led by French oak finesse, with both puncheon and hogshead formats used.

    The result is a wine of deep crimson colour, a fine expression of Barossa Shiraz displaying intense aromas of concentrated black fruits and layers of dark chocolate, with hints of sage and clove. The palate displays harmonious poise and balance, with lingering layers of complex flavours and velvety tannin.

    2021 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
    91 / 100
    The Real Review - Stuart Knox
    90 / 100
    Wine Orbit - Sam Kim
    95 / 100

    Wine Details

    • Region Barossa Valley
    • Vintage 2018
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14.5%
    • PH

      8.55

    • Acidity

      6.4 g/l

    • Sugar

      0.6/l

    • Maturation

      18 months in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Vintage Notes

      Good average rain then a hot October and cool dry conditions through harvest. This, combined with low yields led to strong varietal expression in the reds.

    • Winemaking

      Origin of grapes: Barossa Valley (75%), Eden Valley (25%)

    • Tasting Notes

      Deep crimson colour. A fine expression of Barossa Shiraz displaying intense aromas of concentrated black fruits and layers of dark chocolate, with hints of sage and clove. The palate displays harmonious poise and balance, with lingering layers of complex flavours and velvety tannin.

    Description

    Reserve Shiraz is the result of up to 30 individual Shiraz parcel components, which we assess out of barrel for qualities that show particular finesse and structure - the precursors to age-ability. We don’t limit this expression to individual vineyards, but rather build in many layers of complexity through fruit sources from various sites of the Barossa.

    One and two tonne open-topped fermenters are used along with other detail-orientated small batch winemaking methods, including hand plunging and basket pressing. The Reserve Shiraz style is led by French oak finesse, with both puncheon and hogshead formats used.

    The result is a wine of deep crimson colour, a fine expression of Barossa Shiraz displaying intense aromas of concentrated black fruits and layers of dark chocolate, with hints of sage and clove. The palate displays harmonious poise and balance, with lingering layers of complex flavours and velvety tannin.

    2021 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
    91 / 100
    The Real Review - Stuart Knox
    90 / 100
    Wine Orbit - Sam Kim
    95 / 100

    Wine Details

    • Region Barossa Valley
    • Vintage 2018
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14.5%
    • PH

      8.55

    • Acidity

      6.4 g/l

    • Sugar

      0.6/l

    • Maturation

      18 months in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and puncheons

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Vintage Notes

      Good average rain then a hot October and cool dry conditions through harvest. This, combined with low yields led to strong varietal expression in the reds.

    • Winemaking

      Origin of grapes: Barossa Valley (75%), Eden Valley (25%)

    • Tasting Notes

      Deep crimson colour. A fine expression of Barossa Shiraz displaying intense aromas of concentrated black fruits and layers of dark chocolate, with hints of sage and clove. The palate displays harmonious poise and balance, with lingering layers of complex flavours and velvety tannin.