Shiraz Viognier 2007
A frost on November 16 was unprecedented for its lateness in the season and the amount of damage it inflicted on the vineyards. There was no second start this time. It was just too late. The crop on the estate vineyards was 92% reduced on the previous year.
Earliest ever vintage. The T&L block picked February 27.
Seven barrels of Shiraz Viognier were produced from two vineyards that escaped the carnage: Six from the top section of the T&L block and one from a small block immediately adjacent to the winery. Yields from these two blocks were around one tonne to the acre. Around 70% new oak was used. 6% Viognier and 22% whole bunches.
1800 bottles in total were released. Many regular customers missed out.
Nick Stock's 2009 Penguin Wine Guide - Penguin award for Best Shiraz
- 14.1 % Alc/Vol
- 5.9 g/L
- 0 g/L
The Wall Street Journal
Some argue this is Australia's greatest red wine, it is certainly one of the greatest Shirazs