2017 Juxtaposed Old Vine Shiraz


Wine Notes

From the Sherry vineyard (planted 1955) and Wait vineyard (1943) in the Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale. The Sherry vineyard fruit was crushed and destemmed, while the Wait vineyard fruit had about 20% whole bunches left in the ferment. After fermentation the wines were pressed and settled and sent to old oak puncheons and barriques for malolactic fermentation and maturation. The wine was not fined or filtered.

Bottled September 2018

150 cases produced

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Recent Reviews

Qwine Reviews

“Wes Pearson’s wines are always well considered. Here’s a very tidy expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Brightish red fruits run a neat course before rolling into some tension and peppery spice. Whiffs of blue and red fruit walk hand in hand with the medium body profile. Raspberry rope, chocolate and a lick of fruit sweetness all add positive energy. Good stuff all up. Drink now to six years.”

Oz Wine Reviews

“Last year Wes Pearson’s Grenache was the winner, this year it’s the Shiraz’s turn. Blewitt Springs Shiraz from the Sherry Vineyard and the Wait Vineyard, and channelled into a really clever modern Shiraz. Red fruit. Pan juices. Mediumness. There’s a mushroomy savouriness, a difficult-to-pin- down mid palate x-factor layer that takes this from ‘appealing’ to ‘eye-catching’. Winner. Best drinking: go now to ten plus years.”

18.5/20, 94/100.