2014 Kangarilla Road Devil's Whiskers Shiraz
The delicious scent of dark deep red roses, plums and black cherries entwine with an amazing array of spices suggestive of a tantalisingly aromatic Chinese Five Spice powder. A rich and textural combination of dark and bright red berry fruits delight the palate. Lovely spiced integrated oak take dark plums, prunes and anise to a long and satisfying finish.
This Shiraz was mostly sourced from two vineyards, one located in the gateway to McLaren Vale together with fruit from Maslin’s Beach (located very close to the Gulf St. Vincent at the south-western end of McLaren Vale). The gateway sourced Shiraz has lovely structure giving solid backbone to the wine with intense mid to back palate presence, the Maslin's portion contributes chalky tannins and minerality.
This Shiraz was fermented in an open fermenter with floating cap management with four cap turnovers per day. The wine was gently pressed at dryness and aged for 18 months in new French oak barriques.