Three Dark Horses Shiraz is from a single block on the old Romano Vineyard this is McLaren Vale Shiraz at its best. It opens with briary fruits, subtle spice and musk, then draws you in with dark berry flavours and firm yet elegant tannins.
7 day open ferment with regular pump over. 12 months in new (30%), 2 year old (40%) and 3 year old (30%) French oak. Bottled without fining or filtration in March 2015.
Varietal aromas of dark berries and vanilla, with musk, spice and chocolate playing a supporting role.
Flavours of plum, blackberry conserve and coco powder. Some spice and a touch of earth. Soft and plush in the middle, with gentle but persistent tannin giving a long finish. The quintessential McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Cellar Potential:10+ years
Three Dark Horses is the new project for former Coriole winemaker Matt Broomhead. When the opportunity arose in 2009 to make wine from Bruno Romano’s old vineyard in the Seaview sub region of McLaren Vale- Matt teamed up with his father Alan and grandfather Frank and the Three Dark Horses were born.
Today Matt and Alan run this small label with Matt’s 90-year-old grandfather Frank a vintage regular. Their focus is on producing small batch, hand made, and a ordable wines of character.