Currently Unavailable. Please contact us to check availability.
The pinnacle of our wine production, the Holy Grail is our newest estate vineyard situated amongst the ‘Avenue of Hopes & Dreams’ in the sub-region of Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley. Our latest and most exciting release, the Holy Grail Shiraz is an intensely aromatic wine with an elegance and length on the palate that is truly captivating.
Notes of dark berry reduction, spice box, pipe smoke, dried peppercorn, dark chocolate and scorched earth.
Hits the palate with energy and verve. A rich berry profile is prominent but is somewhat tightly coiled and reserved. The tannin and acidity work in unison with the tannins prominent but never aggressive. An incredibly long finish is complimented with hints of smoke, dried lavender, pepper and scorched earth. Backwards and tight at times but hints for a very good future after time in the cellar.
Several small parcels from the Holy Grail vineyard were de-stemmed into 5T stainless steel and 2T concrete open top fermenters. Gently pumped over and punched down twice daily, these parcels were pressed after an average time on skins of 13-18 days. All free run and pressings were combined in tank and after 24 hours the wine was then racked off to barrel gross lees. The wine was bottled with minimum fining and no filtration.
Aged for 19 months in 100% French oak Puncheons and Hogsheads. 18% new, 44% 1-4 year old and 38% neutral oak.
15+ years in ideal cellaring conditions.
95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, WineFront, November 2017 Shiraz from the estate vineyard on Seppeltsfield Road. It spends 19 months in all French oak, 18% new. DIAM-sealed.
Squeaky clean, pure and bold, a lake of fruit, a wall of flavour. It’s a ‘gobfulls of fruit’ style done ashamedly; it rolls with dark, blackberried flavour, it’s inflections of asphalt and gum leaf mere cate’s eyes to the long black road of Barossa Shiraz flavour. It doesn’t yet boast complexity but it has plenty of time to generate it.
93 Points - MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, May 2017 Firm and dense, with a thread of minerality running through the
dried cherry and cranberry flavors. Aromatic details of ginger, chai
tea and toast linger on the finish. Ends on a juicy note. Drink now