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  • Tasting notes : The Westend Estate Cool Climate Shiraz is a wine of depth and intensity. The nose has layers of complexity; plumy, blueberry fruits with hints of violets and eucalypt supported by the nutmeg and cedar flavours. A rich generous palate that still has a touch of elegance. Dark berry fruit flavours, succulent fine grained tannins and seamless integration of oak give this Shiraz balance and structure.

  • Winemakers Comment : The fruit for the Shiraz was carefully selected from vineyards in the Hilltops region near Young. Hand harvested grapes were delivered to Westend Estate where they were then fermented in traditional open fermenters. Nearing the end of ferment the grapes were pressed in a bag press and put into French Oak Barriques and Hogsheads for a minimum of 12months. The Shiraz was gently racked, stabilized and bottled with minimal filtration.

  • Media & Awards : 2009 AWC Vienna Wine Show - SILVER
    “We tasted this just after it has been bottled, and it was still settling into its new skin. It’s clearly a good wine – it may be even better than we’ve rated it. We like to be cautious. It’s spicy, plummy and clean, its texture satiny and its sense of balance and control spoton. Quite a bit of tannin too. We like this!” The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 - Campbell Mattinson
Wine Information

Vintage: 2009
Region: Hilltops
Variety: Shiraz
Alcohol: 14.5%
Residual Sugar: 3 g/L
pH: 3.48
TA: 6.51 g/L