Antiquarian, Limited Clare Valley Pinot Noir Shiraz 2018
Limited Clare Valley Pinot Noir Shiraz 2018
The 2018 Antiquarian Pinot Noir Shiraz is the third release of this unique blend of Shiraz and Pinot Noir picked in our Clare vineyard.
The Pinot hand picked, from a multi-clonal vineyard, with 9 clones across the tiny space is a very unique block. Shiraz was machine picked and crushed on top of the Pinot.
A combination of whole bunch Pinot and destemmed Shiraz was co fermented for 10 days in an open fermenter and gently. Pumped over daily to achieve tannin extraction.
After 10 days of careful monitoring, gently to medium pressing was conducted and the wine transferred to a selection of both new and seasoned oak Hogs heads for 18 months.
Inspiration came from Maurice O’Shea’s 1936 Mt Pleasant Pinot Hermitage light dry red, though never fortunate enough to taste it, the legend of it was inspiring enough to tread humbly in its footsteps.
Titratable acidity 5.9
Closure screw cap
Fruit 50% Pinot Noir 50% Shiraz
Region Single Vineyard Clare Valley, South Australia
Bottled December 2019
Colour Regal deep ruby red.
Nose The bouquet displays an array of intense rosemary, thyme, fresh tabaco, mixed spices and rich wild berries.
Palate Fine linear silky tannin and rich mouth-watering array of intense black fruits and spices all brought together with lashing of cedar and fresh oak.
Cellar 8-10 years
2018 Reviews & Awards
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020
92 POINTS James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
87 POINTS Bonvinitas Wine Tasting & Magazine 2020
2017 Reviews & Awards
GOLD MEDAL Mundus Vini 2019
93 POINTS Wine Showcase Magazine 2019
SILVER MEDAL AWC International Awards Vienna 2019
SILVER MEDAL CWSA Best Value Hong Kong Jan 2020
89 POINTS James Halliday Wine Companion 2020
16/20 Jancis Robinson Julia Harding MW
2016 Reviews & Awards
95 POINTS/5 GLASSES Halliday Wine Companion – Top Cellaring - June/July 2018
GOLD MEDAL CWSA Best Value 2018 Hong Kong
REVIEW 18/20 Jancis Robinson - Julia Harding MW
The aroma is stunning and totally unexpected and so hard to describe: there's a combination of a gentle red-fruit delicacy as well as richer and dark-fruited spice, the aroma coming in waves that alternate these characteristics. On the palate, that same layered and gorgeous complexity of succulent and sumptuous red, silky fruits and a background of spicy dark fruit. Somehow you can taste these two sides to the wine even though they are completely integrated. I can't remember the last time I tasted such a fascinating and unexpected wine. And fascination is not just cerebral but also incredibly sensual. Utterly gorgeous. The tech sheet mentions mulberry and that really is a good suggestion because that too has a luscious richness with very bright acidity. It's long too with an aftertaste of sweet red cherry. The tannins are perfectly judged to support the fruit and give it shape for a good few years in bottle. (Reviewer Julia Harding MW)