A full and hedonistic wine from a brilliant vintage in the Hills, this is as good as Aussie Shiraz gets at this price. A silky sheen off the near-black wine prepares you for a silky palate, soft and minerally with a texture of freshly-roasted coffee bean and powdered dark chocolate, there’s masses of blackcurrants and meandering, head-bending aromas of pencil shavings, clove, eucalyptus, toasted coconut and vanilla. Just sensational.
Individually selected bunches of estate-grown Shiraz were harvested at the peak of ripeness, of which 25% were placed in open-top fermenters, with the remainder destemmed and poured over the top of the fruit for cool. The resultant wine was aged in a variety of seasoned French and American oak hogsheads, bottled directly thereafter without fining and minimal filtration to capture the purity of taste and texture of the Syrah. Named in honour of the Dorper and Wiltipoll sheep that keep the weeds at bay during the winter months.
Enjoy with its name sake…wink, wink!
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