Br. John May Reserve Shiraz
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This is our favourite Shiraz from the Clare Valley.
If you love your Shiraz you need to try this wine!
The fruit for the Reserve Release was hand-picked from a single block, carefully selected because of its consistency in producing high-quality Shiraz from low-yielding, old vines.
The wine was made with minimal intervention, including hand plunging in open slate fermenters and basket pressing. Aged in new French oak, the wine spent three years in bottle before its release.
A rich, deeply coloured wine, the Reserve Release Shiraz reveals cigar-box aromas and concentrated blackberry fruit with a hint of dark chocolate, mint and eucalyptus. Long, fine tannins carry the finish. A long-lived wine worthy of the notable career of Sevenhill’s Jesuit Winemaker Emeritus, Brother John May, SJ.
"Deep colour; has all the blood and thunder that goes with uber-ripe shiraz, luscious black fruits, licorice and dark chocolate wrapped up by ripe tannins, the oak eaten by the oak."
"92 Points by James Halliday AWC" 2004 vintage.