The 2018 vintage provided ideal conditions and a lengthy growing season to follow-up our inaugural Optume 2017 release. 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.
Marrying density with finesse and restraint, this perfumed, brooding and refined Shiraz opens with an intensity of white pepper and red fruits. The complex nose slowly evolves to offer a mélange of cloves, rosemary, star anise, bay leaf, blood orange, porcini mushroom, chicory and char. The palate delivers a graceful presence pushing through to a slow-building resonance of flavour and tannin. A core of black fruits is wound tight and integrated so that no one element stands above the others.
PURCHASE LIMIT OF 2 BOTTLES APPLIES (OR 3 BOTTLES FOR INNER CIRCLE MEMBERS)