2010 Floodgate Shiraz
Vibrant, deep crimson magenta in colour.
The aroma is of ripe plums, black olive with spice and mint. A hint of blackberry jam exists also.
The palate shows ripe plums and blackcurrants with lovely grainy, almost chewy, tannis which add to a very long finish. An extremely refined style with great balance and a lingering acidity.
2015 China Wine & Spirit Awards Best Value
Vineyard: Metala Vineyards, Langhorne Creek, SA
Variety: Shiraz 100%
Harvest date: 12 March - 8 April 2010
Bottling date: 14 January 2014
Sourced from: 100% single estate, 1 individual planting
Baumé at harvest: 13.5 - 15.0
Alcohol: 14.5% v/v
Tritratable acidity: 6.0g/l
Oak: 18 months in 1- 2 year old French oak barriques
Release date: 1 March 2014 - Available currently