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2013 EJ Shiraz (limit one per order)

98 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
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Our flagship wine, the EJ Shiraz is named after David Paxton’s mother and family matriarch Elizabeth Jean.

A limited release wine, the EJ Shiraz is sourced from 125+ year-old vines from our Thomas Block vineyard, which is renowned for producing fruit of exceptional flavour and natural balance. The Shiraz vines are amongst the oldest in McLaren Vale and are carefully hand pruned and thinned to ensure the low and uniform yields required for super premium Shiraz.

Although still very young, the wine shows classic McLaren Vale Shiraz characteristics, with an elegant, delicate front exploding with a concentration of savoury fruit, supported by full, silky tannins unique to old vine wine.

An exemplary Shiraz not to be missed!

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Variety: Shiraz
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Thomas Block
Colour: Deep red, with a highlighted purple intensity
Aroma: Power and poise, elegant touch of French oak, licorice spice, red and blackberry fruits
Palate: A seamless drive of beautifully concentrated old vine Shiraz. A touch of cinnamon and plum, finished off with elegant, fine-grain tannins and balanced integrated French oak
Drink With: Barbeuced anything
Cellaring:

This wine can be enjoyed as early as 2018, however careful cellaring for 10-30 years will be rewarded

Vinification:

Hand picking is the only way these grapes can be harvested. Following picking, we ferment the fruit in an open fermenter - monitoring temperature and gently hand plunging twice daily. Once pressed, we put away the pumps and gravity feed the wine into barrel. This is where the EJ rests in the 100% French Oak Barriques for 22 months. We then gravity feed the wine into tank ready for bottling. Once bottled, we cellar the EJ Shiraz for another 18 months prior to release.

Alcohol: 13.00%
pH: 3.51
TA: 6.34g/L
Total SO2: 99ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn
  • 98pt - Halliday Wine Companion 2018

    Only a fierce determination to make the best possible wine could see 20% of this wine (produced from 125yo vines) drained off the open ferment to maximise concentration. This is nectar of the gods, the colour still brilliant, the medium-bodied palate held in the embrace of perfectly weighted French oak and star dust of tannins. Glorious stuff, its freshness with a lifetime guarantee.

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