Dowie Doole Reserve Shiraz 750ml 2014
Awards: 97 Points Halliday Wine Companion
James Halliday "Best of the Best' Shiraz List
"From a block replanted in '74; the vinification is essentially the same as for Cali Road, with one major exception: the oak used is French. An object exercise in the benefits that French oak of identical age can invest a wine with precision and brilliance, an edgy character that simply illuminates the fruit, and leaves the mouth thirsting for more. Grace and power."
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Units Per Case: 6
Intense deep purple with a bright crimson hue. A complex nose of dark fruits, leather, cardamom, sandalwood and aged Jamón. The full-bodied palate is rich and generous. The use of extra fine grain French oak has produced a wine showing a lovely integration between the fruit, oak and tannin. An intriguingly complex array of flavours; wild dark berries, spices, cedar and coco powder. Completed by an excellent tannin backbone giving the wine structure, length and great ageing potential.
Our Reserve Shiraz represents the finest shiraz we can make, from the best Shiraz grapes we can grow on the DOWIE DOOLE Vineyards. It is made to showcase McLaren Vale shiraz with its classical, rich, generous characters entwined with fine tannins and new French oak. To protect our philosophy, the Reserve is made in very limited quantities, without compromise and only when vintage conditions allow for a supreme shiraz wine.