2020 Koonowla The Tiller Shiraz

2020 Koonowla
The Tiller Shiraz

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The Tiller is our most admired Shiraz harvested from the Estate’s house block in the Clare Valley’s dress circle Armagh district.

Holding a special place in vigneron Nick George’s heart, the fruit has been given the royal treatment hand pruned, hand harvested, vinified expertly and matured sensitively in 50% new French oak to celebrate the cool-climate vitality of fine Clare region Shiraz.

Rich plum flavours, natural spice complexities, an energy-infused palate with supportive tannins and great length. Its class shows effortlessly now with the potential to reward 5-10 years cellaring.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Imperial Purple

Aroma

Intense bouquet – rich, dark plum sauce.

Palate

Pure class and delightfully focused Shiraz in a cool-climate style. Richly fruited with late summer ripening raspberry flavours to the fore, subtly supported by fine French oak spice seasoning, thanks to 50% new oak influences being calmly integrated. A wine with vitality and deftly controlled energy, upright with well balanced structure and impressive length.

Food

Roasted duck with star-anise spiced prunes. Roasted beetroot & goats cheese curd.

Technical Details

Harvested

17/3

Bottled

30/11/22

Closure

Screw cap

Alcohol

14.9

pH

3.58

TA

6.23