SubRosa Pyrenees “Malakoff Vineyard” Shiraz 2016

$42.00

Mike Bennie, The Winefront 95 points: “I could have accepted this release as ‘SubRosa Syrah 2016’, but no, no, this is Shiraz with a capital ‘S’ from Malakoff Vineyard in Pyrenees. Adam Louder, winemaker, knows his turf. Anyway, if you haven’t cottoned onto SubRosa, you should. You’ll be thanking yourself down the trail when these start commanding higher prices and generally being difficult to find. No doubt. Svelte, seamless, succulent wine. Dark cherry, sarsaparilla, lavish spice scents, with all this doubling back into the palate. It slips softly over the palate leaving a slick of that spice and blackcurrant fruit character, with tannins just gently holding shape. If you like ‘syrah’, let’s say, with some concentration, this is excellent.”

 

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Crafted with 100% hand-picked fruit grown by the John Family at Malakoff Estate. Matured for 16 months in French oak. Only 80 dozen produced. No fining or filtration. Contains sulphites.

Aussie expats, Adam Louder and Nancy Panter, met under the Californian sun and got to know each other over a decent glass of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Adam was an up and coming winemaker with a thirst for knowledge. Nancy was a corporate communications whizz, talented at creating great experiences that delighted people.
In 2015, after 19 years working in vineyards and wineries over 28 harvests in five regions and three continents, Adam launched SubRosa with Nancy in his ruggedly beautiful home region, the Grampians, in Victoria.
“sub rosa” (sub rose-a) adv Lit in secret.
[Latin, literally: under the rose; in ancient times a rose was hung over a table as a mark of secrecy]
Adam is passionate about the high quality grapes grown in his home region and the neighbouring Pyrenees area. Being a local, he has great relationships with the growers allowing him to source the best quality fruit he can get his hands on.

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