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2020 Halliday 4.5 star winery

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.  

Vintage  2018

Alcohol   15.5%

pH   3.67

Titratable acidity   5.9

Sugar   0.79 

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)