2022 Run Free by Singlefile Shiraz
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
Great Southern shiraz typically exhibits a compelling combination of spices, pepper, juicy red berries and plum flavours. It is typically a more elegant, ‘food friendly’ style when compared with the better-known shiraz styles of the Barossa and McLaren Vale regions of Australia.
This shiraz was picked and crushed to stainless steel tanks where it underwent a very gentle maceration over a two-week period. The must was then pressed and the wine was transferred to oak (a combination of new and second use French oak barriques) for eleven months before preparation for bottling.
The wine is a deep raspberry colour. The aromatics display notes of red berries, dark plum and charry oak characters with subtle cool climate spicy undertones and savoury notes. The palate is effortlessly smooth and displays juicy red and black berry fruit characters flowing through to a long, subtly spicy finish balanced by ripe soft tannins.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
93 points, Top Value Status, The Real Review, Sept 2022
93 points, Syrah & Shiraz Challenge, Winestate Magazine, Sept/Oct 2022
95 points, Wine Showcase Magazine New Releases Tasting, July 2022
95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
91 points, Steve Leszczynski, Qwine, Jun 2019
16.75 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Mar 2019
91 points, Ned Goodwin, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2018
91 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Real Review, Aug 2018
91 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian, Jul 2018
90 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Jul 2018
91 points, Ray Jordan, Top 100 Reds, Jul 2018
91 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jan 2017
94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2016
93 points, David Prestipino, WA Today, Jun 2016
The colour: Black & dark purple hues.
The nose offers deep, ripe aromas of plums, blackberries & black cherries, a big licorice kick, nutmeg, cinnamon & vanillin oak notes. Salty olives in the background too?
The palate delivers rich plummy notes balanced by vibrant blackberry acidity, with some surprising briny & olive tapenade feels, and Dutch licorice tang.
Complex if you’re looking for it, ripe, tangy & satisfying if that’s your jam.