Normans Holbrooks Road Shiraz 2018
Normans Holbrooks Road - Shiraz 2018
This shiraz is bright purple with red edge in colour. The palate is rich with ripe black berries and plums along with a touch of spice, which compliments the subtle oak undertones.
The tannins are smooth and work inline with the fruit length. Some vanillin and toasty character provides depth and character to this well balanced wine. A vibrant style of Shiraz with dark fruit richness and a smooth tannin structure.
The fruit was picked in the cool of night then fermented on skins in static potters and rotary fermenters for a period of seven days to retain as much of the luscious natural fruit flavour as possible. Warm temperatures at the early stages of fermentation along with three days of post ferment maceration helped develop soft fleshy fruit and tannins while helping build structure. Following the pressing process, clarification and final blending the fruit was matured with select parcels having contact with old French oak.
Great to drink now, but will mature and develop complexity over the medium term.Varietals Shiraz
Region South Australia
Winemaker John Harris