The Castelli Estate Shiraz is a typical example of ripe, cool climate Great Southern Shiraz from an excellent vintage. Aromas of dark blue fruits such as blackberry and mulberry opulent with an intense spicy depth and richness emanate from the glass.
96 Points – “A lovely cool grown shiraz, jumping out of its skin with a starburst of juicy red fruits on the bouquet, promptly followed up by the medium-bodied palate. In the wake of high temperatures in early Mar, exposed bunches were discarded, expensive hand-picking rewarded by the quality of the fruit. Retails for $34.
– James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018
The Castelli Estate Great Southern Shiraz is another cool-climate Shiraz of impeccable balance, intensity of flavour and remarkable approachability that will prove enormously popular at this great price.
Hints of roasted fennel and dark chocolate add further nuances and complexity to the wine. The full-bodied palate builds to a crescendo before finishing with rounded, opulent tannins that are perfectly integrated with savoury, tight grained French Oak.
The intensity of flavour and complex structural components in the wine can only be achieved from fully ripened Cool Climate fruit. This wine will be able to be confidently cellared over the next 7-10 years.