This Shiraz is Dewey Station Wines flagship wine.
The fruit was sourced predominantly from the premium Ebenezer region with 8% from the southern Altona region. The juice used was 50% of the pressing portion resulting in big tannins. The tannins were softened by aging for 17-months in new French oak and bottle-aged for a further 12-months before release.
The last 5% of the pressings went into one new oak barrel.
Stefan Dewey uses oak sourced from the famous Allier Forest in France that gives the wine pleasant aromas and a soft mouthfeel.
The result is a full-bodied wine with big tannins to be enjoyed with a meat dish. Beautiful dark fruits and hints of dried lavender making a perfect wine to match with lamb.
I found that a pleasant Christmas cake flavour combined with dried herbs of lavender and rosemary seemed to linger in the mouth for hours.
96 Points, Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
93 Points, Mike Bennie - Wine Business Magazine