2017 Fermoy Estate Reserve Shiraz
Varietals (%’S): 100% Shiraz
Appearance: Rich, deep red with purple tints.
Aroma: Lifted aromas of blueberry, lavender & cherry with cedar, vanilla bean & exotic dried spice.
Palate: The inclusion of 20% whole bunches during ferment confers structure & perfume – including hints of orange zest & lavender to intertwine with the blue fruits & spice. A medium weighted, elegant wine with oak & acid in perfect balance, allowing the perfumed fruits, savoury spices & sinew of tannin to fully express & elaborate across the palate.
Oak Detail: 18 months maturation in a combination of 40% new & balance 2nd & 3rd use French oak barriques & Puncheons – Mercurey, Sirugue, Francois Freres & St.Martin.
Cellaring: Suitably fresh, vibrant & balanced to allow for immediate consumption this wine has all the necessary components to evolve gracefully over the next 10-12 years.Alcohol Volume: 14.5%
Acidity: pH 3.60 TA 5.60 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.2 g/L
Awards & Ratings: 94pts – 2020 Halliday Wine Companion;
93pts (ranked 1 of 15 2017 Margaret River Shiraz) – The Real Review;
Bronze – 2018 Wine Show of WA
Reviews: "Serious intent in building complexity with 20% whole bunches, both pre & post maceration plus 15 months in 40% new oak. Red & black fruit, brown spice, a faint herbal ribbon, then cedar & vanilla bean notes. All the elements are there, just requiring a little more time to knit together. Drink by 2030" David Bicknell, 2020 Wine Companion
“Deep red colour with a good tint of purple, & a shy savoury, earthy, dry spice aroma & flavour. It's medium-bodied & lean-ish, dry & savoury, with attractive elegance & appealing flavour. The tannins are ample & firm. The structure tight. A bit oaky, but good concentration. It's a very smart wine. Drink 2020-2034.” Houn Hooke, The Real Review, 21 Aug 2019