Wines News & Accolades

2018 Optume Shiraz Scores 98 Points

Wines News & Accolades

2018 Optume Shiraz Scores 98 Points

Our newly released 2018 Optume Shiraz has scored an outstanding 98 points by the highly regarded Huon Hooke of The Real Review. Huon Hooke describes the wine:

"Good depth and hue of red-purple colour leads into a multi-layered bouquet of mixed spices and herbs, traces of licorice and dark chocolate, the flavour intense and elegantly framed, superbly poised and gorgeously textured. It's fleshy and fine-grained, supple and lithe along the palate, the finish seemingly endless. A smashing shiraz, full-bodied yet not heavy, powerful but not in any way overdone."

Winemaker Paul Bridgeman describes the 2018 vintage as providing ideal conditions and a lengthy growing season. Grapes were sourced from select premium sites located across the Yarra Valley with the express intention of creating a classic cool-climate Shiraz of exceptional regional character and typicity.
This assemblage of five individual sites combines their intrinsic strengths and expressions to deliver the optimum, a complete and superlative wine, greater than the sum of its parts. Only 982 bottles were made of this rare wine. 

Extremely limited quantities remain. Secure your allocation here. 

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