Generous, juicy McLaren Vale Shiraz. Pure, sweet fruits leap from the glass, plums, blackberry, boysenberry.
Generous, juicy McLaren Vale Shiraz. Pure, sweet fruits leap from the glass, plums, blackberry, boysenberry. A hint of earth follows, a nod to the old vines and thick soils on which the vineyard lies. The palate is laden with more ripe fruit notes from raspberry jubes to wild blackberries. There is a twist of something woody, maybe sage-like, that pricks the senses. A highly decadent mouthfeel with no rough edges, just velvet, with depth of flavour and richness to burn. All of this fruit seems to be intricately woven together by a seam of the most supple, mouthwatering fruit tannins.
Small batches of grapes are crushed gently and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French and old American oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, there is no racking until final blending and no fining or filtration.
Chester Osborn & Jack Walton
Solipsism is extreme egocentrism at its best. This 114 year old vineyard believes that nothing could match its excellence, so with snollygoster style, it unscrupulously sends its roots to absorb all the best benefits from the soil, which produces amazing fruit with great age-ability.
95, Halliday Points
4.5, Winestate Magazine Stars