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Limited Clare Valley Pinot Noir Shiraz 2018

Limited Clare Valley Pinot Noir Shiraz 2018

An Antiquarian is a collector of rare or ancient books and curios, a name befitting this rare and exclusive wine.

Antiquarian wines, the pinnacle of quality, are hand crafted from only the very best parcels. 

TThe 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.   

The 2018 Vintage conditions were long and slow with low rainfall and above average ambient temperatures.
This dry period continued right though the growing season resulting in perfect finishing conditions.

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. 

Alcohol   15.4%

pH   3.67

titratable acidity   5.9

G&F   0.79 

Closure   screw cap

Fruit   50% Pinot Noir 50% Shiraz 

Region   Single Vineyard Clare Valley, South Australia

Production  900 Litres

Bottled  December 2019

Cellar   8-10 years

Colour   Regal deep ruby red
Aroma   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.

Food Pairings   Oven baked Quail with fresh seasoned vegetables. Rich creamy blue cheeses, dark chocolate, fresh or dried stone fruit platters.

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.    

2018 vintage

new release


2017 vintage


Mundus Vini 2019


Wine Showcase Magazine 2019


AWC International Awards Vienna 2019


James Halliday Wine Companion 2020

16/20 Jancis Robinson 

Julia Harding MW

2016 Reviews & Awards


Halliday Wine Companion – Top Cellaring -  June/July 2018


CWSA Best Value 2018 Hong Kong

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. (JH)

Published 18 Oct 2017.

Reviewer Julia Harding MW