Sussex Squire – The Windmill Block Shiraz – 2017

$28.00

Taken from our lower block with a cooler 2017 Vintage that let the vines ripen slowly and the fruit develop delicate complex flavours of dark fruit, liquorice and herbs and spice with a light tannin that lingers on the palate. Aged in new and old French Oak for 9 months.

Food Match: Beef Stew

Drink Now or Cellar 5 -8 yrs

SILVER MEDAL – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2018

Description

This wine comes from my block next to our old windmill and has always been known as the Windmill Block.

Fruit sourced from a single dry grown vineyard in our north eastern section of the vineyard with an elevation of 455m with a sandy loam and clay soil structure. This small 2.5acre block, produces a lifted elegant style shiraz with flavours of liquorice, raspberry and herbs. The tannins are light but linger on the palate. The 2017 Vintage was a mild long vintage with cooler conditions early in vintage before getting hotter prior to harvest. Aged for 9 months in 30% new and old French oak.

Food Match: Beef Stew

CELLARING: Drink Now or Cellar 5 -8 yrs

pH – 3.57
TA – 5.89
Alc – 13.8%

Awards

SILVER MEDAL
Melbourne International Wine Competition 2018

93pts – Halliday (2020 Wine Companion)

From a single 1ha block on a dry-grown estate vineyard, matured for 9 months in French oak (30% new). A classy wine that has taken full advantage of the cool vintage. It’s only light to medium-bodied, but is vibrant and fresh; the fruit flavours are both purple and red, the finish bright and lively.

Drink by 2029

Reviews

The Wine FrontCampbell Mattinson

Nine months in old and new French oak, 30% new. 350 dozen produced.

It’s vigorous with fresh fruit flavour and creamy with coffeed oak. It’s more-ish, to say the least. It slips and slides through the mouth, earthen notes tunnelling beneath. It’s $28 well spent.

Rated: 92 Points
Tasted: jan19
Alcohol: 13.8%
Price: $28
Closure: Screwcap
Drink: 2019 – 2027+