Conquest Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017
Conquest - Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017
Chunky old style with big, plum and blackberry flavours but also showing olive and liquorice notes.
Wonderfully full and vibrant palate with layers of fruit, oak and tannins. Lifted aromas of plums, blackberry, plum and black pepper with spice, dark chocolate and cigar. An outstanding match with all full flavoured red meat dishes. One of my favourite dishes is a big juicy Angus scotch fillet steak.
Sourced from a vineyard in the heart of the Barossa between Nuriootpa and Tanunda the wine was fermented in small open top stainless-steel fermenters to retain concentrated fruit flavours. To complete the fermentation process and maturation the wine went into oak barrique barrels for 12 months. The use of oak has allowed the characters to infiltrate the highly concentrated fruit flavour creating a well-balanced yet complex tannin structure.
Drinking magnificently now, but will reward cellaring for 3-6 years, developing more complexity.Varietals Shiraz
Region Barossa Valley
Winemaker John Harris