2007 was a very dry growing season, the start of our drought and caused the vines to produce very low crops. Producing bunches with very small berries. The grapes were harvested at the optimum time to deliver the intensity of the fruit and varietal characteristics of Langhorne Creek Shiraz.
This wine was made as a small batch (10 tonne) in an open fermentor for 8 days. It was pressed off skins in to a combination of 30% American Oak and 70% French Oak Barriques. This wine remained in oak for 14 months maturation, gaining the layered complexity now eviden tin the finished wine.WinePJ’s Shiraz has all the elements of a quality wine – the presence and power of varietal fruit flavours combined with palate weight to provide depth and length of flavour.
PJ’s Shiraz has all the elements of a quality wine – the presence and power of varietal fruit flavours combined with palate weight to provide depth and length of flavour.
The 2007 Shiraz is a very dark garnet colour. Aromas of red berries and plums with hints of varietal pepper make up this complex bouquet. The palate is well structured with rich sweet berries and plum fruit, integrated with fine tannins making this a rich full bodied wine.
Ready to drink now this wine will show development with aging in the bottle over the next 15 years.
James Halliday 90 points
Silver Medal Adelaide Wine Show 2008
Silver Medal Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2008
Residual Shiraz 1.3g
sealed with screwcap
14 % ALC/VOL