2014 Huntington Estate Shiraz
Vibrant, full-bodied and structured.
VINTAGE 2014 was a typically hot and dry Mudgee vintage, perfect for our Shiraz vines. Not dissimilar to the 2013 season, both quality and yields were good with a slow and steady ripening period.
VARIETY While Huntington Cabernet leads the way in the Trophy and Medal tally, it is Huntington Shiraz that often wins the hearts of our customers. As smooth and as fruity as you’d expect from the variety; the fine tannins are well managed to provide structure and length as well as the ability to age. Mudgee produces outstanding Shiraz in both the warm and cool years.
VINEYARD / WINEMAKING Fruit was picked from Block 10 of the Huntington Estate vineyard on 10/02/2014 at 14.5 Baumé, fermented on skins for 1 week and then spent 19 months in a carefully selected mix of oak including 20% new American oak barriques.
IN NOSE Spicy, cherry aromatics with a delicate hint of dark chocolate, rich, dark ripe plums and berries with lovely café au lait creaminess.
IN MOUTH Vibrant and fresh yet full bodied and supple. Perfectly balanced plum, cherry, coffee and spice and a great structure. Fine tannins and lovely acid with a long, clean finish.
CELLAR until 2038+
DRINK WITH Red meat