2015 Fermoy Estate Shiraz Quarterly
VARIETALS (%’S): 100% Shiraz
Appearance: Rich plum red with black tints.
Aroma: Aromas of blueberry, black cherry and plum with complexing notes of charcuterie, vanilla bean and toasted oak spice.
Palate: With 4 years of bottle age, this wine is showing lovely, subtle complexity. Fleshy blue and black fruits precede a lovely suite of savoury notes – olive pip, cracked pepper, cured meats and rosemary – through the middle palate. Soft, pliable tannins lead into a bright blueberry acid line to provide length and focus to the finish, while toasted oak spice adds richness and complexity.
Oak Detail: 15 months maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barriques.
Cellaring: Tannins are sufficiently soft and pliable to drink now but will continue to evolve over the next 3-6 years.Alcohol Volume: 14.0%
Acidity: pH 3.7; TA 5.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.8 g/L
AWARDS: GOLD – 2017 Australian Small Winemakers Show; SILVER – 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Show; BRONZE – 2016 & 2017 Royal Perth Wine Show, 2016 & 2017 Wine Show of WA, 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Show, 2017 Royal Sydney Wine Show; 92pts – 2019 James Halliday Wine Companion.
"Blue and dark fruit allusions all, are caressed by gentle tannins and bright acidity. A whiff of pepper and green olive impart an attractive spice and bitterness, lifting the wine into a compact, eminently enjoyable, mid-weighted whole. Drink by 2023” – Ned Goodwin, 2019 Wine Companion