The grapes for the Selkirk Shiraz are 100% Langhorne Creek and estate grown. Careful vineyard management and controlled yields ensure premium fruit for this distinctive Shiraz style. It is a fine example of a classic Langhorne Creek Shiraz.
It has a deep, vibrant colour and offers distinctive varietal characters; a rich aroma of blackberries, complemented by spicy oak nuances. A layered, well-balanced palate structure and a persistent finish, provides a frame for the full bodied berry fruit flavours and touches of spice.
After fermentation in small batch open top fermenters, the wine spent 18 months in carefully selected fine grain American oak. A proportion of new (30%) American oak barriques were used to enhance its pallet structure and flavour complexities without masking the varietal fruit characters.
Although drinking well now, it will develop with cellaring for 4+ years.
The Willson sisters, Rebecca (who has responsibility for the winemaking) and Lucy (for the marketing), run one of Langhorne Creek's best wineries, the 35,000-tonne Bremerton. There's a consistency across the reds from the flagship Old Adam to the Tamblyn blend, and all show excellent regional character. The current vintage is up with the best of the Selkirks: vibrant, ripe redcurrant and dark plum flavours; well-integrated vanillin oak; fleshy, almost syrupy texture, before a lively, approachable finish. Gourmet Traveller Wine
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