3drops Great Southern Shiraz Tasting Notes

3drops Great Southern Shiraz

Please find below our previous vintage 3drops Great Southern Shiraz tasting notes.

You can buy our current vintage 2015 Shiraz via our online shop.

3drops 2014 Great Southern Shiraz

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

Harvest Date: 27th March 2014

Bottling Date: 25th August 2015

pH: 3.60

Titrable Acidity: 6.1 g/L

Colour: Deep red colour

Bouquet Intense aromas of plums, dark chocolate and violets with hints of black pepper and liquorice. A complex and attractive bouquet which draws us towards the wine.

Palate: Rich and full flavoured wine which shows cool climate spice and pepper character yet is characterised by intensity and power. Dark plum fruit fills the front palate and is backed the wonderful Great Southern cool-climate notes of violets and black pepper. The richness carries through the palate and is enhanced by balanced tannins, fine acidity and hints of high-quality French oak. The finish is rich long and powerful.

Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now with red meat or cheeses or cellar for eight to ten years.

Winemaker: Rob Diletti

3drops 2013 Great Southern Shiraz

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

Harvest Date: 2nd April 2013

Bottling Date: 28th August 2014

pH: 3.60

Titrable Acidity: 6.4 g/L

Residual Sugar: 0 g/L

Colour: Deep and vibrant red colour

Nose: Dense mulberries and plums fruit characters are backed by spice and hints of black pepper. There are cedary characters, from the quality French oak, in the background. Rich and intensely flavoured, yet still shows finesse and balance.

Palate: The front palate is filled by ripe plum fruits and subtle, cedary, French oak characters. The spice and pepper notes flow through the mid-palate and the firm yet balanced tannins provide a great structure and drive to the wine. The tannins combine with a wonderful acid line to give a long and lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now or over the next 8 years. Enjoy with red meat or ripe cheese.

Winemaker: Rob Diletti

3drops 2012 Great Southern Shiraz

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

Harvest Date: 20th March 2012

Bottling Date: 28th October 2013

pH: 3.60

Titrable Acidity: 6.5 g/L

Colour: Deep red colour

Bouquet: Attractive nose showing ripe plum fruit characters with some black pepper and spice notes backed by subtle French oak. A lovely example of cool climate Shiraz.

Palate: Typical cool climate Shiraz that is perfectly ripe. The ripe plum and blackberry fruits come through on the front palate, backed by some light cedary notes from the French oak. The wine has a balanced and subtle tannin structure that is harmoniously integrated with the rich fruit core and provides great length.

Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now or over the next 5-8 years with red meat dishes, or with dried fruit and cheeses at the end of the meal.

Winemaker: Rob Diletti

Read what Ray Jordan said about the 3drops 2011 Great Southern Shiraz >>

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