2018 Wyjup Collection Shiraz
A sublime vintage, conducive with all Great Southern varietals in expressing its own distinct regionality. Alluring aromas of dark, blue fruits with lifted raspberry, fragrant violets, red currants, graphite, complex spice and minerality.
A richly layered and dense palate of blue/red fruits and Christmas cake flow quickly to a firm yet seamless tannin structure. Subtle toast, cedar and char from oak is well framed with lingering spice.
Restrained power and suppleness on the finish with great potential to age.
96 Points - "Impenetrably deep and purple, The nose is inky and closed at the moment, but with air it reveals itself more. Plum, mulberry, pepper, and exotic spices like clove and aniseed meet the nose in suave harmony, and a mouthful follows those cues in a medium-bodied, seamless wine that builds across the palate to a very long, grippy finish" - Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review
96 Points - "Powerhouse Shiraz from an outstanding year. Deep, spicy, dark plum with dollops of chocolate. The palate is a maze of intricate workings with gravelly, loamy textures, savoury oak and tarry licorice. The dry, savoury tannins help to focus the palate while the oak holds it even closer. A wine for the future." - Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide 2021
94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
94 Points - Erin Larkin, 2022 Halliday Awards, August 2021
4 Stars - Winestate Magazine