2018 Penny’s Hill Skeleton Key Shiraz
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2018 Penny’s Hill Skeleton Key Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$34. 99 Bottle
$419.88 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2028-2030)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Sourced from the original Penny’s Hill vineyard, its slightly higher elevation means it enjoys a climate a little cooler than the rest of McLaren Vale. This ensures more consistent temperatures throughout the ripening period, allowing Shiraz to reach optimum ripeness with minimum stress.
Individual blocks were harvested and vinified separately to best express the variation in terroir. Fruit was crushed and fermented on skins in open fermenters for 10 days prior to pressing. Maturation was in French oak for a period of 16 months of which approximately 35% was new oak.

Magnificent colour density displaying an impenetrable inky black core along with a very deep black dark red hue. Ripe blackberry, liquorice and dark plum scents jump out of the glass followed by vanillin oak, hints of mocha and spice. Rich blackberry, liquorice and black cherry fruits saturate the palate and are supported by a firm tannin framework. Vanillin cedar, earth and blackpepper characters chime in on the back half. Lush yet robust mouthfeel with a vibrant acid structure and long muscular aftertaste.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc. 14.5%