HJ Reserve Shiraz

Reserve  |  2011 HJ Reserve Shiraz

Tasting Notes:

Vintage Notes:

2011 was an interesting vintage, one of the wettest was 1974! The cooler year resulted in a slightly different style with the HJ Reserve, one that will have a long life and reward cellaring.

From the Wine Writers:

winegenius.com

Generously varietal and regional for that matter too, a ripe and luxurious example of 2010 Shiraz at its best. Plump dark berries are complimented by Asian spice, mocha oak and hints of musk. Firm tannins, and bright acidity neatly tie up the finish.

Drinking Range: 2018 - 2031
Score: 95

Reviews

  • Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, 93 points 3rd December 2014

    Of all the regions in South Australia, I tend to think McLaren Vale fared the best in 2011.  Sometimes, even, this vintage has made better and more interesting wines.

    Shows a good clip of oak, and seems more than a little 'Penfoldian' in it's delivery, was my first impression.  Plum, blackberry, dark chocolate and toasty oak, with a cool undertow of wet vintage mulch and spice adding complexity. Medium to full bodied, mocha and spice, with fine grained supple tannin and almost cool acidity driving it along. Blackcurrant sweetness and oyster sauce savouries, then a silky toasty finish of good length.  Pretty bloody good, really.

     

     

  • Download Tasting Notes

    Closure

    Stelvin

    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Dark Maroon

    Aroma

    Sweet plummy fruits, spicy oak input and violet florals

    Palate

    Dark chocolate, sweet spices, slight char and blackberry characters meld beautifully with the layers of fine grained tannins

    Cellaring Potential

    10+ years

    Maturation

    50% new French Oak, 30 months in barrel

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright

    Other Releases
    2013
    2012
    2010
    2009
    2008
    2006
    2005
    2004
    2003
    2002
    2000