Cellar Door Specials 2018 Tandem Byron and Harold West Australian Shiraz - New!

2018 Tandem Byron and Harold West Australian Shiraz - New!

2018 Tandem Byron and Harold West Australian Shiraz - New!
Tasting Note
Background

The 2018 vintage will go down as a classic, great all-round year. Flowering and fruit set were also exceptional giving solid yields across WA. Some significant rain events in December set up the vineyard with good levels of ground water to see them through ripening. A relatively cool summer has allowed for slow, steady ripening of whites, retaining high levels of natural acidity. The moderate temperatures continued allowing for optimum ripening conditions for reds resulting in wines with elegance, structure and flavour.

The 2018 Shiraz was harvested, destemmed/crushed into static fermenters FOR fermentation. The fermenters were pumped over with aeration twice a day, temperature was held around 25°C to prevent over extraction of tannins locked in the skins. Maceration was not extended for to the same reason. The wine was then pressed and transferred for malolactic fermentation on oak allowing a soft integration of the grape and Oak tannins. The wine was blended and bottled after 12 months maturation.

Colour
Garnet red.

Nose
Enticing aromas dark berry fruits, pepper and sweet spice.

Structure / Palate
A generous wine full of rich, ripe of bramble fruits, dark plum, peppery spice and savoury nuances. The palate is supported by well-integrated tannins providing structure and a long, fine finish.

Bottle Size 750ml
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 15.0%
Cellaring Potential 2023
Serving Suggestion Perfect with grilled steak served with roasted potatoes and a green salad.
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$13.99
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