The 2016 'The Rock' Shiraz Story

Derived via Latin and Greek words "petra / petros" meaning "stone" or "rock", this wine is attributed to Charles' father Peter, who is the infamous "rock" of the Smedley family, as well as a lover of a bold cool-climate Shiraz.

$ 70.00
Buy 6 + at $ 63.00 ea
Buy 12 + at $ 59.50 ea

Tasting Notes

Rich bouquet of blackberry, caramelized fig, liquorice, hints of white pepper and a sweet oak lift. Salted plum, dark chocolate and raisins brooding. Dark berries, cherries and cinnamon espresso tones on the palate, a fine tannin structure and persistent length.

Sourced from a single block of 26 year-old Shiraz at Dixons Creek, the fruit was hand-harvested, de-stemmed and chilled before being crushed into open-top vats for fermentation on skins. Left on skins for 21 days. Pressed off into French barrique. Matured in barrel for 22 months 13.9% alc/vol.

Meal Pairing Suggestions

M: Juicy Rib-eye steak with garlic sauce and roasted potato wedges
V: Ripened eggplant Moussaka with rocket salad

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