2018 1965 Vines Rosehill Shiraz

2018 1965 Vines Rosehill Shiraz

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Three small parcels of Shiraz were planted on the Rosehill vineyard in 1965. With a slightly different aspect to those planted by Maurice O'Shea in 1946, these select plantings provide a rich, intense Shiraz with the elegant floral aromas characteristic of the Rosehill Vineyard.

Hunter Valley Wine Show 2019

Shiraz

2018

750ml

About this Wine

Region

Hunter Valley, NSW

Winemaker

Adrian Sparks

Colour

Deep, intense purple with ruby hues

Aroma

A beautifully balanced nose of violets and ripe red berries with subtle hints of toast and spice.

Growing Conditions

2018 Vintage Snapshot

Palate

Intense and structural. Ripe forest fruits meet refined tannin and combine for a sumptuous Shriaz with incredible length and poise.

Alcohol/Vol

14%

Food Matches

Braised beef short rib

 

Peak Drinking

2022 - 2045

Professional Reviews

97 Points - Gary Walsh

Wine Front

"Deeply fruited and rich, into boysenberry and raspberry, dried roses, tea and liquorice. Medium-bodied, dense and almost ferrous, yet the silk and gossamer glide of Rosehill runs true. Fills every corner of the mouth with flavour, yet stays trim. Such great tannin. Such great length. Stroke the suede. Enjoy the ride. Wondrous wine."

96 Points - Huon Hooke

The Real Review

"Earthy, peppery, dried herb aromas, very savoury and non-grapy. The wine is full-bodied and rich, intense and powerful, with drive and muscle. A rugged, impressive wine with lots of depth and density, power and fleshiness. Excellent, and long-term."

98 Points - Campbell Mattinson

2021 Halliday Wine Companion

"It's hard to think of superlatives when your breath has been taken away. This reaches into full-bodied territory and makes it its own. It's floral, earthen, boysenberried, rushed with cherries and plush with plum. Drinking it is like diving into a remote country creek; one sip and you're in a world of its own. Tannin. We have to talk about tannin. It's not just an aspect, it's a hill on which the wine is built. Think of a date between now and 2100 and if well stored this wine will likely still have wonders to impart."