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2015 Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz

2015 Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz

Shiraz
Dalwhinnie
Pyrenees
2015
750ml
Cellar to 2040
Screw Cap

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Shiraz
Dalwhinnie
Pyrenees
2015
750ml
Cellar to 2040
Screw Cap
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • 'Sit back and watch, as Dalwhinnie etches a name for itself, not only among the great wines of Australia, but the world.'
    Huon Hooke

    Dalwhinnie is located near the small village of Moonambel in the heart of the Pyrenees region of Western Victoria, Australia and is a super premium producer of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. After 40 years of growing grapes, the 16 hectare vineyard is now fully mature, producing true varietal fruit characters with great concentration of flavours. At 595 metres above sea-level Dalwhinnie is the highest and most remote of the Pyrenees district vineyards. Surrounded and sheltered by the highest range, this unique bowl of vines is a world unto itself, located in a naturally undulating trough which falls away from the hills, forming an amphitheatre nestled into the ranges.

    The Moonambel Shiraz is sourced from the estates dry-grown Shiraz vines which are grown organically, yielding very little fruit, but what is there remains intensely concentrated and powerful.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Dalwhinnie vineyard is situated in a unique amphitheatre that has its own meso climate. The site is totally frost free and allows the fruit to reach complete physiological ripeness in 9 out of 10 years. The climate is temperate with a mean average January temperature of 21°C. Harvest, which is carried out by hand, usually starts the third week in March and is completed around the first week in May. The annual rainfall is 550mm with most rain falling in July through to November. Grapes were picked at optimum ripeness ie. 13.0 – 14.0 Baume over two passes. The grapes were crushed, de-stemmed. Inoculated and fermented in small open fermenters. Temperature is controlled at around 26 degrees C. After a 7 day ferment there is a further 2 weeks of skin contact post alcoholic fermentation. The wine is then pressed out in a large pneumatic press then pumped into French oak barriques for 17 - 18 months oak maturation. 100% French barrels, one third new oak, two thirds 2-3 year old oak.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The colour is a deep red-purple, the bouquet is freshly picked dark red cherries with earthy, savoury notes intertwined with rose petal. The mouth-feel is generous; an explosion of fruit tannins and finely integrated French oak. A classic Dalwhinnie Shiraz which will reward those with a cool dark cellar. A true vintage wine.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Dalwhinnie is located near the small village of Moonambel in the heart of the Pyrenees region of Western Victoria, Australia and is a super premium producer of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. After 40 years of growing grapes, the 16 hectare vineyard is now fully mature, producing true varietal fruit characters with great concentration of flavours. At 595 metres above sea-level Dalwhinnie is the highest and most remote of the Pyrenees district vineyards. Surrounded and sheltered by the highest range, this unique bowl of vines is a world unto itself, located in a naturally undulating trough which falls away from the hills, forming an amphitheatre nestled into the ranges.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Dalwhinnie seldom misses the target, and certainly didn't in '15. This has Rolls Royce power, with no need to flaunt it. Black fruits of all descriptions have a (fruit) sweet edge that is quite delicious, the mouthfeel supple the palate of effortless length, French oak just a cog in the engine.

    93 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Medium to full red colour with a tint of purple. The bouquet is herbal and sweetly cherry-ish, the palate brightly-fruited and it has plenty of freshness and charm, with fruit doing most of the talking. It's not that complex but is fresh, bright, fruit-forward and charming. The tannins are fine and sweet. It drinks beautifully now and will also cellar well.