- Rated 95 points by James Hallliday
- Powerful Great Southern Shiraz
- From WA's oldest cool climate vineyard
Forest Hill Vineyard Block 9 Shiraz 2011 x6
Save $60.06PER CASE
Calculate delivery fee
Clay pot pork rib rice with black bean and garlic.
50% new French oak barriques, 50% second fill French oak barriques.
Black pepper and cinnamon followed by blackberry and dark chocolate.
A powerful cool-climate Shiraz with finesse offering peppery spice and ripe red fruits all tied together by firm yet silky tannins and sweet oak resulting in a complex palate that is long and elegant on the finish.
Block 9 Shiraz was handpicked then de-stemmedcrushed into 8 tonne open fermenters and inoculated. The ferments were pumped over with aeration three times a day; temperature was held around 25°C. The wine was then pressed to new and used French Oak barrels for its Malo-lactic fermentation, allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins. The wine was blended, fined with egg whites and bottled after 18 months barrel maturation and further aged in bottle before release. Temperatures have been slightly warmer than the elusive "average" for most months, although February was very cool. Slightly warmer than average, however we did not have any really hot days (+35 0C), hence acidity levels have been naturally high, and fruit character seems intense. In terms of similarity to a recent season, 2011 is probably closest to 2007.
Call 1800 500 260 to purchase a single bottle for $60.00 (plus delivery)