The Peer Shiraz 2014
- Vintage: 2014
- Winemaker: Sam Watkins
- Tasting Notes: Medium bodied, Young and Fresh
- 14.5% alcohol/volume approximately 8.6 standard drinks
Winemaker: Sam Watkins & the Boar’s Rock Winemakers
Winemaking Notes- August, 2016
2014 was characterised by a short, warm ripening season with full flavours.
86% Langhorne Creek
14% McLaren Vale
Clear, deep, ruby in colour with bright purple rim.
Pronounced, developing nose with primary characters of blackcurrant, dark fruits, and pungent spices like liquorice. This links into secondary characters of toasty, vanilla oak.
Plenty of rounded, velvety tannins open this wine with fruity sweetness enhanced by rich oak filling the mid palate. The spices and secondary characters then linger on the back palate.
A good line of acid holds the wine together to allow the dark fruits to develop into more complex tertiary characters that complement the secondary notes of oaky highlights. This wine has had enough time in barrel to be approachable now, but can also appreciate a few years in the bottle to maximise the flavour integration and complexity.
Bottled July 2016 under screw cap.
Rich, red meat driven dishes and hearty, legume heavy stews
Langhorne Creek is historically a red wine grape growing region that is well known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz varietals. The soil profile of this area is deep alluvial sandy loams, and the region has a temperate, Mediterranean climate which allows an even ripening period which produces fruity flavours without being over-ripe and jammy.