Cold soak followed by 10 days on skins, 20% whole bunches the remainder crushed and destemmed, matured in French hogsheads and puncheons for 12 months, 4 years in bottle before release. Terrific crimson hue; the top class vintage is developing precisely as a top class Hunter Valley shiraz should. The fruit is supple and smooth, the blackberry and black cherry flavours still pristine, the wine with decades of life in front of it. Exceptional.

98 points

James Halliday, Wine Companion

An Iconic wine that is only made when vintage conditions allow the very best fruit to develop. As such, over the last 10 vintages Glenguin has only made a shiraz of the quality demanded to be called ‘Aristea’ in 2007, 2009 and 2014. 12 months in French oak with 50% of barrels new, along with 40% whole bunch pressed, is the highlight and as a result we hold it back from release for, on average, five years to allow the oak tannins and the fruit flavours to fully integrate into the wine. The result is a classic aged Hunter Shiraz on release.

(GG4514)

Grape Variety Shiraz
Closure Screwcap
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Glenguin
SKU GG4514