- Rated 95 points by James Halliday
- Dark berry, boysenberry and spice
- Premium Eden Valley Shiraz
Woods Crampton Moculta Ev Shiraz (6-pack) 2016 x6
$270.00 + DELIVERY
Braised beef ribs with parmesan and rosemary cauliflower.
French oak for 18 months.
Dark purple red.
The nose is deep and inviting, offering a glimpse of the classic violetperfumed lift of cooler climate Shiraz.
The palate is supple and beautifully fruited, remains medium to full in body with dark berry, boysenberry and spice matched to silky tannins and very subtle oak before a long and bright finish. The tannins are wonderfully integrated and impressively smooth. Somewhat Coltish now, this wine is showing glimpses of its potential and has a drinking window of two to fifteen years.
Sourced from a single low yielding, 65 year old vineyard owned by Simon Cowham near Moculta on the Angaston - Moculta road in the Northern Eden Valley. Following an overnight chill and cold soak for five days, fermentation was a cool twenty five degrees in small open one tonne fermenters with fifteen percent whole bunch and twice daily hand plunging. Matured in small and large format French Oak barrels, forty percent new for eitheen months. Bottled without fining and with minimal filtration. An outstanding vintage, possibly the most conventionally perfect in the Barossa Valley in a decade - despite a number of hot contenders. Excellent, balanced and consistent conditions - warm but not too warm, dry but not too dry, crucially cool Autumn nights - have created intensely flavoured and brilliantly balanced fruit with excellent freshness.
Call 1800 500 260 to purchase a single bottle for $45.00 (plus delivery)