Dalwood Estate Shiraz 2022Regular price $45.00
Dalwood Estate Shiraz is from the rich red soils of the Hunter Valley. The 2022 vintage was cool with ample rainfall, ripe fruit was picked in early February. Deeply coloured with red fruits and spice followed by a seamless palate with well integrated oak.
In appearance, the wine is a deep and alluring hue, hinting at its concentration and depth. The rich red soils have imparted a remarkable intensity to the colour, inviting the eye to explore further.
On the nose, the wine unfolds with a delightful aromatic journey. Ripe red fruits dominate the forefront, their lusciousness a testament to the optimal ripening achieved despite the cooler weather. The abundance of rainfall has nurtured these fruits, enhancing their sweetness and aromatic complexity. Intertwined with the fruit notes is an enchanting medley of spices, lending a layer of intrigue and depth to the aromatic profile. This harmonious interplay of red fruits and spices creates an inviting anticipation of what's to come.
The palate, a seamless continuation of the aromatic experience, reflects the skilled craftsmanship that has gone into this wine. The ripened fruit flavours observed on the nose translate brilliantly onto the palate, where they unfold with a silky and velvety texture. The early February harvest decision has resulted in a wonderful balance between fruit ripeness and vibrant acidity, contributing to a refined and elegant structure.
One of the standout features of this Shiraz is its well-integrated oak presence. The winemaker has artfully used french oak barrels to enhance the wine's complexity without overpowering its inherent characteristics. The oak imparts subtle nuances of vanilla, and toasted spices, contributing to the wine's overall depth and sophistication.