2018 The Ghillie Shiraz

2018 The Ghillie Shiraz

Only on exceptional years when the Hunter Valley has warm and dry summer conditions will we attempt to make our iconic and most awarded wine. ‘The Ghillie’ is a Gaelic term for a special group of people in the Highlands of Scotland who hold responsibility for fly fishing, hunting and leisure pursuits in the lochs, rivers and mountains. This medium to full bodied 100% Hunter Valley Shiraz is produced from mature vines in the Pokolbin region and hand made at our Capercaillie winery.


Vintage 2018
97 points AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION

 

“Hand-picked, fermentation completed in French oak. Very good deep colour. This is a perfectly vinified shiraz, featuring the great vintage in a 14% alcohol frame. It is supremely elegant, with gently dark fruits that will weather over decades, regional characters slowly overtaking varietal fruit. It will be a long journey with pleasure at every point along the way.”

 

James Halliday

Published 01 August 2020


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The Ghillie Shiraz

Only on exceptional years when the Hunter Valley has warm and dry summer conditions will we
attempt to make our iconic and most awarded wine. ‘The Ghillie’ is a Gaelic term for a special group
of people in the Highlands of Scotland who hold responsibility for fly fishing, hunting and leisure
pursuits in the lochs, rivers and mountains. This medium to full bodied 100% Hunter Valley Shiraz is
produced from mature vines in the Pokolbin region and hand made at our Capercaillie winery. These
low yielding vines were hand-picked late February and completed fermentation in 100% French oak
casks for 14 months. A very complex nose with flavours of mocha, coffee, white pepper, blackberry,
toffee apple and rich red cherry are complimented with very juicy acidity and firm yet fine tannins
that linger.

Alc/Vol 14 %
Wine of Australia
Standard Drinks
Fined with egg & milk products, traces may remain
Preservative (220) added

 

Can be cellared as following:

Enjoy now or carefully cellar for the next decade.

 

Make Capercaillie Wines a must stop visit on your next Hunter Valley trip. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will show you through our premium wines.

 

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