Koomilya Shiraz 2017

pts
Gary Walsh
  • Organic
SKU
KOSH201710 UCAU
$69.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$69.99 Per item
The fruit was hand harvested on 11th March, crushed and sent to fermentation with 16% whole bunch. It spent a total of 10 days on skins in open top fermenters with gentle pumpovers beforebeing pressed off with hard pressings removed. It was naturally fermented - the key to this style, giving greater complexity. Settled in stainless steel for 28 days to complete malolactic fermentation, then racked to puncheons (20% new) for maturation. Blackberry and bramble -fill the room on removing the cap. There is nothing shy about the red wine aromas that smell unmistakably of Koomilya: freshly cut red wood, mahogony, iodine and liquorice. It's cool on entry with a nice flow of dark fruit to the back of the palate where the tannins kick in, supple and supportive. The backbone of acidity keeps all in check. Mid-weight and carefree, speaking clearly of Upper Tintara Shiraz. - Stephen Pannell (Winemaker)
The fruit was hand harvested on 11th March, crushed and sent to fermentation with 16% whole bunch. It spent a total of 10 days on skins in open top fermenters with gentle pumpovers beforebeing pressed off with hard pressings removed. It was naturally fermented - the key to this style, giving greater complexity. Settled in stainless steel for 28 days to complete malolactic fermentation, then racked to puncheons (20% new) for maturation. Blackberry and bramble -fill the room on removing the cap. There is nothing shy about the red wine aromas that smell unmistakably of Koomilya: freshly cut red wood, mahogony, iodine and liquorice. It's cool on entry with a nice flow of dark fruit to the back of the palate where the tannins kick in, supple and supportive. The backbone of acidity keeps all in check. Mid-weight and carefree, speaking clearly of Upper Tintara Shiraz. - Stephen Pannell (Winemaker)

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Gary Walsh

Blackberry, liquorice, rock pool and oyster shells, warm scents of polished wood with a little nougat and sizzled sage leaf in tow. Medium-bodied, kind of wants to be full-bodied, but keeps itself sensible. Blackberry and raspberry coulis, but then something of a veal with capers and black olives savoury thing happening (don’t mind me), tannin is supple and has a sort of wool feel, and the finish is earthy and saline, and satisfyingly long. Distinctive. It recalls that comforting feeling of reading a favourite book for the second (or third) time in your favourite chair. Lovely. 95 points.