Vibrant beetroot red.
Lifted red currant combined with a hint of oak spice.
Medium bodied bright red fruits framed elegantly by a silky tannin structure.
Bimbadgen Reserve 2015 Shiraz$65.00 per bottle
Bimbagen’s Palmers Lane Vineyard Blocks 9/2, 8 and 19/22.
Cold soak for 2 days; pumped over and left on skins for a week after ferment. Malolactic fermentation in old and new French oak.
Three Palmers Lane blocks were identified as being of exceptional quality; the best seven barrels were selected to form this blend.
12 months in a combination of new and old barriques (225L) and puncheons (500L).
25th October, 2016. 150 dozen produced.
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Shiraz||13.5%||10 years||13th-19th Feb||225L and 500L French||3.39||6.6g/L|
2015 followed the exceptional 2014 Vintage by producing an abundant Shiraz harvest. Early season rain events gave way to a warm, dry February. Consistent temperature ensured even ripening with medium bodied red fruits, typical of the Hunter Valley Shiraz Style.