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2021 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Shiraz

2021 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Shiraz
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Frankland River is arguably the premier shiraz growing sub-region of Western Australia and is recognised for its distinctive black fruit and black pepper characters. Shiraz from the Riversdale vineyard, planted in 1997, delivers some of the best Frankland River shiraz with characteristics expected of fine Frankland River fruit.

The winter saw average amounts of rainfall that continued into spring. Summer was warm and dry with good even temperatures. This provided excellent growing conditions which resulted in high quality juicy, fresh and vibrant shiraz.

After picking and sorting, fermentation took place in open fermenters, and maceration was gentle lasting twelve days with minimal pump-overs. The wine was then aged in medium toast French oak barriques for eleven months and aged in bottle prior to release.

THE WINE

This wine displays vibrant blackberries, currants, and subtle spicy aromas. The palate displays flavours of dark fruits and spice with hints of cocoa which persist through to a dry finish. It is a medium bodied style shiraz of power and complexity but with silky tannins and a refined delicacy. A shiraz to be enjoyed with fine food and friends.

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CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE

2021 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2022, The Weekend Australian, Nov 2022

2020 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, The Weekend Australian, Nov 2021

2019 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, The Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2021
93 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Oct 2021

2018 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, The Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2020
4 stars, Winestate Magazine, Jul 2020
4 stars, James Suckling, Mar 2020
92 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Jun 2019

2017 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2019
93 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Jun 2019
17.25 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Mar 2019
16.5 points, Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, Dec 2018
91 points, Toni Paterson, The Real Review, Dec 2018
92+ points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Nov 2018
93 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Sep 2018
91 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Sep 2018

2016 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug-18
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, May-18
18+ points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Apr-18 
93 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Mar 2018

2015 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2017
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Apr 2017
92 points, QWine, Apr 2017

2014 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2017

2013 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2016
'Beautifully Poised', Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Jul 2016
92 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Sep 2015

2012 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2014
93 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian, Aug 2015
18.3 points, John Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly, May 2015
18 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Aug 2014
Highly Recommended, Lester Jesberg, Winewise Bulletin, Jun 2014

2011 Vintage

95 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jun 2013
93 points, Mike Bennie, Wine Business Magazine, Mar 2014
18 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Jan 2013
91 points, Ray Jordan, The WA Wine Guide, Oct 2013
Blue Gold, 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition, 2014
Gold, Cowra Wine Show, 2013

2010 Vintage

93 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2013
94 points, Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review
93 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
93 points, Ray Jordan, The WA Wine Guide
92 points, David Prestipino, Sunday Times Magazine
18.3 points, Erin Larkin, Western Suburbs Weekly

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Frankland River
Acid
5.7
pH
3.84
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
14.2

Product Reviews

D Clifton's Gravatar
D Clifton
(08/04/2019 at 2:58 PM)
This Shiraz I have found is a deeply structured, medium-bodied wine that starts to meld together with a roundness complexity without being overripe.

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Tom Antonio
(21/06/2019 at 6:34 PM)
A fine example of cool climate Shiraz. The aroma is intoxicating that moulds well into the dark fruit and spice on the palate. Maybe still a little young but will only improve. Was well matched to salmon fillet. Very good wine.

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Rod Easdown
(20/03/2020 at 1:18 PM)
Sheryl makes the best lasagne in the world; big, full-bodied, no-nonsense. It deserves a red that is made to similar parameters but hell, it’s lasagne, you’re not going to snap open a $100 red for lasagne no matter how good it is. Which brings us to the single vineyard shiraz from Frankland, a big, full-bodied, no-nonsense wine that the folk from Singlefile get into when the customers have gone home. The purists speak of blackberry, pepper and spice with hints of dark cocoa. Forget that. It tastes like a big, cool climate Australian red should: Whammo.

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Julie Sommerfeldt
(14/04/2020 at 9:17 AM)
Plunge into this lovely cool climate shiraz with its intoxicating, deep aromas of cassis, licorice and warm spice. The fresh, upfront acidity is complemented by lingering, juicy ripe fruit and mellow tannins. A lovely drop for socially distanced festivities now and will reward medium term cellaring. A suprisingly excellent match with Asian food such as Wagyu Beef or Spicy Duck.

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Aimee Lucas
(24/04/2020 at 5:05 PM)
This has to be my ultimate favorite wine!! I most enjoy it on a cold night winters night snuggled up to the fire. it is an absolute pleasure to drink!

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Aliesha
(18/12/2021 at 4:38 PM)
This Shiraz is like caramel on my tongue. First taste sitting on the buffalo grass under the trees out the back on a windy Perth arvo. I get a crispness that reminds me of peppermint, I’m no expert but it is a very easy drop to enjoy that doesn’t intrude but accompanies your experience. Received in a summer reds pack, I truly believe the team have put together a thoughtful set of 6 reds. I’d like to thank them for it!

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SueLin
(11/08/2022 at 6:51 PM)
The 2019 Vintage is pretty damn good, the only thing that could improve it is a couple of years in the cellar, if you can wait that long! Intense, inky violet and crimson hues instantly remind me of exotic, dark, prized orchids - sensual, yet delicate and striking. Pepper and clove feature in a slightly earthy, and spice driven palate, with rich, juicy dark fruits, and silky smooth tannins. There is a lot going on in this complex wine, yet it’s PERFECTLY balanced! With medium body, and medium acidity, you could enjoy this with all manner of foods, but I recommend letting this wine shine all on its own, alongside a cozy fire.

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Pam Herron
(17/09/2022 at 9:46 PM)
I recently had the pleasure of tasting the 2019 vintage which was a mature, full bodied red that literally hangs on the glass. It was peppery and spicy, smooth and very drinkable. It will be interesting to see how it ages in 5-10 years (if you can wait that long).

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