This Adelaide Hills Shiraz, from the iconic K1 vineyard in Kuitpo, is more restrained and elegant than it’s southern Australian counterparts in the Barossa or McLaren Vale.
Grapes from the single vineyard are harvested and fermented together, with 30% going into new French for 18 months before blending and bottling.
Medium to full bodied and deep ruby in colour, K1 Shiraz is all about the terroir in Kuitpo, vibrant cool-climate aromas of boysenberry and mulberry, with earthy barnyard and wild herb notes of mint and eucalyptus. The palate is not all blockbuster fruit, more finely woven with integrated flavours of plum, black cherries, chocolate, game and leather, pepper and more exotic spices dancing on the tongue. The finish is smooth and savoury, loads of fruit but with an elegance and fine mineral balance, it’s a sophisticated and accomplished Shiraz.
Serve up with your favourite cut of beef steak with pepper sauce.
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