2015 Tim Stevens Signature Shiraz
Winemaker Tim Stevens Signature wines are made in small batches using select parcels of fruit. Shiraz is his signature variety, and this style is full-bodied, supple and jam-packed with fruit.
Vintage / Winemaking: In 2015, the fruit was harvested from Block 1 of Huntington Estate at 14 baumé. It was cold-soaked for three days followed by five days fermentation on skins, then pressed off early (at two baumé) directly into barrels (60% new American) to finish fermentation. The wine then spent 18 months in barrel before bottling in September 2016.
Description Smooth, round and long, with complex dark fruit and spice.
Palate: Vibrant and jam-packed with complex and luscious dark fruit and spice. Seriously smooth, round and long.
Cellar: Cellar for the long term, up to 2025.
95/100, 5 STARS, “Deep red/purple colour; rich, ripe blackberry aromas, with chocolate overtones. Fruit-sweet, balanced and delicious. Oak takes a back-seat. The weight and tannin structure are in a different league from traditional Mudgee reds.” Huon Hooke.