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2018 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Shiraz

2018 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Shiraz
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SKU: 18SVSHZ
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VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

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 2018 winter saw lots of rainfall that continued into spring. Summer was dry and warm with good even temperatures. This provided excellent growing conditions which resulted in high quality juicy, fresh and vibrant shiraz. Ripeness was achieved at relatively low sugar levels.

After picking and sorting, fermentation took place in open fermenters, and maceration was gentle lasting 25 days with minimal pump-overs. The wine was then aged in low toast French oak barriques for ten months and aged in bottle prior to release.

THE WINE

This wine displays vibrant violet and dark fruit and subtle spicy aromas. The medium bodied palate displays flavours of blackberry, pepper, spice and tobacco 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 foods. 

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CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE

2018 Vinage

92 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Jun 2019

2017 Vintage

96 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 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
2018
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Frankland River
Acid
6.7
pH
3.56
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
14.4
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.

Tom Antonio's Gravatar
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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