Fermoy Estate

2017 Shiraz

$30

Varietals (%’S):  100% Shiraz

Vintage:   2017 - A cooler vintage in Margaret River, characterised by a slower ripening period with good retention of fruit aromatics and natural grape acidity.

Appearance:  Dark garnet red.

Aroma:  Complexing aromas of blueberry & blackberry, freshly ground coffee, rosemary and brown spice.

Palate:    Blue and black fruit sweetness coats a complex of spice – chocolate, herbs, star anise, Campari, charcuterie. A hint of whole bunch stalk and light oak char provides tannin, structure & palate weight.

Oak Detail:  15 months maturation in a combination of new (~25%) and seasoned French oak barriques.

Cellaring:  Tannins are sufficiently soft and pliable to drink now, but will continue to evolve over the next 6-8 years.

Food Pairing: Pan-seared venison fillet with pink peppercorn & redcurrant reduction and potato dauphinois.

Alcohol Volume:  13.8%
Acidity:  pH 3.65; TA 6.0 g/L

Residual Sugar:  <1.0 g/L

Awards & Ratings: 

Silver – 2019 Margaret River Wine Show

Bronze - 2019 Wine Show of WA

93pts: "Dark garnet and brooding. Blackberry, blackcurrant, baked strawberry and rhubarb. New leather and light toast even. 25% new oak for 15 months has added spice plus chewy drying tannins. Lots of flavour, in a robust style. Drink by 2027" David Bicknell, 2020 Halliday Wine Companion. 

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