2016 Giant Squid Ink Shiraz – DOUBLE GOLD CWSA
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – CWSA 2019
This wine demonstrates the epitome of refinement. A wine wonder world striving for perfection in complexity and textural bliss. With an opulent power this wine is sure to impress the finest of wine palates.
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DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL – BEST VALUE – China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA) 2019
5 Stars – GOLD MEDAL – Wine Showcase Magazine 2019
With our love for the ocean and the stunning coastline on the cusp of McLaren Vale being a massive draw card to calling this fantastic little town home it made sense to link the name of our Flagship Reserve to it. Sharing the same rarity as the sightings of the Giant Squid Ink of the ocean, to taste our Giant Squid Ink Shiraz is the opportunity of a lifetime and so we named it after just that.
Our Squid Ink vineyard is the epitome of what defines one of the greatest vineyards in Australia where the famous Black Bay of Biscay Clay soil ensures fantastic fruit. Referred to by some local friends as ‘Mayfair’ the use of sustainable viticulture and having true respect for the value of our vineyards and the fruit they create. We site select each parcel we deem to be outstanding and split pick it at harvest separating what we believe to be the most prestigious fruit of the vineyard.
In the winery the Squid Ink Shiraz fruit is treated with utmost respect, ensuring quality from start to finish. With a 3 day cold soak prior to slow fermentation for gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannin, the wine is monitored closely. Following fermentation, the wine is then matured in the finest of new French and American oak barrels for 24 months.
Wine Details & Tasting Notes
30 months in 50% New French Oak/ 10% New American Oak, 40% older oak.
McLaren Vale 100%
Colour: Deep, dark, rich colour still showing a glimmer of a purple hue.
Nose: At the nose, it explodes from the glass with a presence and charm of rich flavoursome dark berry intensity, wrapped in an earthy sweet tobacco.
Palate: An opulent power of lush and silky fruits move across the palate leaving a wonderful fine textured tannin carrying the length of flavour to the end.
Potential: 15+ years