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97 Points - James Halliday
The 2015 Kerrigan + Berry Shiraz is the second release of this wine. Shiraz is a very accommodating variety growing happily across all regions of Australia from the hottest to the coolest parts of the country producing stylistically different but excellent wine nonetheless. However, the best Shiraz, the most complex flavoured and richly textured Shiraz, comes from inland regions where there is a high diurnal range; that is a large difference between day and night temperatures. In Western Australia this is seen in Frankland River with its wam days and quite cold nights producsing the finest Shiraz in the state. This wine was sourced from a single block of grapes on the Acacia Ridge vineyard in Frankland River and demonstrates just why this sub region is so good for this variety.
The 2015 Kerrigan + Berry Shiraz is dense and dark, almost black in colour indicating great fruit ripeness and intensity. The nose is brroding, with dark cherry and chocolate aromas, the palate is immense with ripe and fleshy fruit flavours and firm structural tannin.
Cellaring - In its youth this wine will benefit enormously from decanting to allow the full expression aroma and flavour. This wine will develop and become softer and fleshier - have patience.
COLOUR: Dense and dark, almost black in colour indicating great fruit ripeness and intensity.
NOSE: The nose is brooding, with dark cherry and chocolate aromas.
PALATE: The palate is immense with ripe and fleshy fruit flavours and firm structural tannin. In its youth this wine will benefit enormously from decanting to allow the full expression of aroma and flavour. This wine will develop and become softer and fleshier – have patience!
97 Points - James Halliday (Top 100 Wines, Best of the Rest 2017)
Published in the Australian Newspaper, Novemeber 8th 2017
'Grown on the Acacia Ridge vineyard in the Frankland River region of Western Australia. Plenty going on here and plenty to tuck into too. Peppercorn, gun smoke and reductive characters lend a complex edge to smooth, swish, well-ripened shiraz fruit flavour. It’s all plum and black cherry fort the most part, though dry spice/pepper characters are there if you look hard enough. It’s a mouthful of flavour but nothing about it is over-the-top.'
93 Points - Campbell Mattinson