2012 CELLAR RELEASE SHIRAZ
As with all Geddes wine labels, there is a process when all barrels are laid out and judged individually. It's not until the results are gathered that decisions are then made. Tough scrutiny makes great wines. There is no pressure to make products every year, the products make themselves. From a cool and long ripening came one of the best vintages of red wine from Mclaren Vale. After from maturation and barrel select came a reserve shiraz. Selection is decided by oak characters and integration. This decision is made on how the fruit intensity shines above anything else. One vineyard is the 65 year old shiraz in Blewitt Springs grown on sand over clay and the other is from Maslin Beach which has coastal influences and grown on calcous deposits and limestone. Matured for 18 months in extra fine grained 36 month air dried 100% French oak. Vibrant intense fruit with pencil shaving oak. red fruits with pepper spice mocha. luscious fruit with fine tannin given a defined structured palate that shall give longevity in the cellar.