Dalwhinnie Shiraz 2014

Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz 2014

Central Victoria, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%

96 Points - James Halliday

The Dalwhinnie story began in 1976 when Ewan Jones purchased this unique amphitheatre at Moonambel in the cool-climate of Western Victoria's Pyrenees region. The 2014 vintage reds from Dalwhinnie represent the 35th releases of their acclaimed Moonambel Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 2014 growing season was dry and warm however a poor flowering and fruit set reduced the yield by around 30% on average - meaning these wines are as scarce as ever; only a relatively small 380 dozen of this wine were produced. With Dalwhinnie's 18 hectare vineyard now fully mature, Dalwhinnie continues to produce red wines of superb varietal character and concentration of flavours. This 2014 Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz is one of the finest examples of Shiraz we've had the pleasure of tasting from this iconic winery.

"96 Points. It is a masterclass in the use of French oak to amplify, not diminish, the fruit on the medium-bodied palate, with black cherry, plum and blackberry all in step; the tannins are no more than a gauze on the super-elegant finish. Drink By: 2039 Price: $60.00 Date Tasted: 20 Feb 2016 Alcohol: 13.5%" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.
Excellent - Langtons Classification

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Dalwhinnie is located near the tiny village of Moonambel in the heart of the Pyrenees region of Western Victoria, Australia and is a super premium producer of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. After 25 years of growing grapes, the 18 hectare vineyard is now fully mature, producing true varietal fruit characters with great concentration of flavours.

At 595 metres above sea-level Dalwhinnie is the highest and most remote of the Pyrenees district vineyards. Surrounded and sheltered by the highest range, this unique bowl of vines is a world unto itself, located in a naturally undulating trough which falls away from the hills, forming an amphitheatre nestled into the ranges.

Ownership of Dalwhinnie has remained within one family. In 1972 the remote property was purchased. The founder, Ballarat architect Ewan Jones, established the vineyard in 1976. His eldest son David, has managed it since 1983 and, with his wife, Jenny, has owned it since 1994. It's the kind of stability that one finds in the greatest estates all around the world.
Central Victoria
Production: 380 dozen

Vineyards: Eagle Block (1977), Piano Block (1976), 21 Rows (1977), North Face Block (1991) and Dry Block (1995)

Exotic aromas of black cherry, blueberry, black olive and violet. Harmonious and suave, showing captivating floral lift to its flavours of black cherry, blueberry and white pepper. Less muscular than the 2013 vintage and easier to enjoy today. Layers of fruit provide pure pleasure and this is a thrill from the very first sip.- Dalwhinnie Wines.

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