Pressed gently into small open-top fermenters and plunged daily by hand. Made in several batches that are vinified and raised separately until the final blend prior to eighteen months maturation in new and seasoned French oak.
The fruit for this Confidential was sourced from a special very old single-vineyard Shiraz. The nose is full of blackberry, plum, mulberry, and cedar while the palate is a jumble of dark berries fruit and mocha through a significant length underpinned by chewy tannins. There’s a healthy 7% dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend for those that like the power to be draped in velvet robes.
A 96 point score Sam Kim with 95 point scores from Campbell Mattinson and Huon Hook; that sounds like consensus gold medal material to us. Access this special Confidential McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017 now and Save 52%.
"...magnificently styled...generous and graceful...outstanding..."
96 Points, Wine Orbit
"...big and rich, soft and rounded...impressive...Luxurious..."
95 points, Huon Hooke
"...strikes a blow...substantial all the way...beautiful flavour...impressive length."
95 points, Campbell Mattinson