2015 DOWIE DOOLE RESERVE McLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
RRP $95 / 2045
From Norm Doole’s 41yo Cali Road Vineyard at Tatachilla, crushed and destemmed, openfermented, 20 days on skins, matured for 24 months in French hogsheads (50% new). At the apex of the DOWIE DOOLE range of wines, it screams McLaren Vale at the top of its voice, the mix of black chocolate and tannins combining to form a framework for the intense blackberry fruits of a full-bodied shiraz at the dawn of what will be a very long life. 14.5% alc.
WINEMAKER Chris Thomas What is your philosophy when it comes to this wine?
Our Reserve Shiraz is made to showcase McLaren Vale shiraz with its classical, rich, generous characters entwined with fine tannins and French oak. To protect our philosophy, the Reserve is made in very limited quantities, without compromise and only when vintage conditions allow for a supreme shiraz to be made.