Variety: 100% dry grown Shiraz
Nurture: matured for 16 months in new oak hogshead barrels (French, American).
Cellaring potential: 20+ years
The key to Amon-Ra Shiraz is balancing the fruit and tannin extraction,rather than maximising it. The fruit has such expression that we aim to preserve the characteristics of the vineyard rather than dominate them. Brilliant purple and opaque cherry hues. Lifted spicy blackberry florals on the nose with layers of earth, dark plum and expresso. The bright and brooding palate displays vibrant notes of dried spice, juicy cassis and black plum. Multilayered fine tannin and fresh acidity will afford this vintage the ability to age supremely well over the term.