Story: Shiraz is synonymous with Australia and is grown in most regions from the warmest regions where it produces full-bodied, ripe and plummy wines, to cool regions where a spicy, peppery, medium-bodied wine is the result. The GMH Shiraz 2014 is almost two thirds from Langhorne Creek, with a third from the Limestone Coast and a tiny dash of Adelaide Hills.
Vintage: 2014 was a challenging vintage, but it was very interesting to see the vines’ methodical reactions to make use of whatever was thrown at them. We were lucky with the timing of the heat and rain - the grapes were still early enough in their ripening cycle to not be hugely affected by the heat and then the rain in mid-February provided a well-earned reprieve.
Nose: The nose offers aromas of raspberries and plums with spicy notes of cloves and nutmeg.
Palate: The palate is elegant with pretty raspberry notes followed by rich plum, savoury pepper spice and a fine tannin structure.
Pairing: Try this wine with a grass fed scotch fillet steak and grilled vegetables on the barbeque.
Cellaring: Drink now to 2022