95 Points - James Halliday, The Wine Companion

 

"Deep crimson colour. Intense dark mulberry, blackberry aromas and savoury oak complexity. The palate is generous yet elegantly styled with saturated blackberry, mulberry flavours, liquorice nuances, fine grained tannins and underlying new oak. It finishes clean chalky firm with persistent fruit. "

Andrew Caillard

 

Caillard Shiraz 2014 (6 pack)

AU$330.00 Regular Price
AU$162.00Sale Price
750 Milliliters
  • Free delivery within Australia

    Provenance:

    2014 Caillard Shiraz is based on unique colonial vine stock from the heartland of the Barossa Valley.  Rosensweig Vineyards, nr Stockwell, Western Edge of the Barossa, 100% Barossa Valley

    Vintage notes:

    Warm to hot dry conditions prevailed during the growing season. During November clear skies saw temperatures drop significantly over night causing Spring frosts in some parts of the Valley. The vintage started early (for white grapes) and then after extreme heat for a few days (and a bush fire in the hills), the weather changed dramatically. Ripening slowed down, allowing the fruit to achieve optimum ripening. Our vintage progressed well with near-perfect harvesting conditions.

    Soils: Alluvial sands, sandy clay loams and brown red clays.

    Vinification:

    In open stainless-steel vats. Partial whole bunch fermentation with regular pumping over and pigeage to optimise colour and flavour without over-extraction.

    Maturation:

    Very similar to our mataro! After around 10 days of post fermentation maceration, the wine was pressed off and racked into a combination of seasoned and new (10%) French oak barriques for 15 months to allow the fruit to develop richness, volume and complexity.

    Winemaking team: Phil Lehmann, Dr Chris Taylor and Andrew Caillard, MW

    Alcohol: 14.1%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Drinking well now or can be cellared until 2025+

    The label painting, inspired by the dragon
and phoenix motifs, is of an Australian Bird of Paradise and
 a Goanna, set against rich red soils. 2014 Caillard Barossa Valley Shiraz captures the aesthetic of the Barossa landscape, our imagination and time.