Ashley Horner Reserve Merton Shiraz 2018

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by Ashley Horner

93%
of 30
would buy again
93%
of 30
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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

93% of 30

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Ash's new Hunter Shiraz

    • From your first taste you’ll find lashings of raspberry and cherry aromas with a generous hint of toasty savoury oak and flavours driven by the darker fruits with the most beautiful structure and mouthfeel. Ah, yummm!

    • Ash has sourced this small-batch Shiraz from a traditional non-organic single vineyard in Upper Hunter called Merton Vineyard, 20 minutes away from the family vineyard.

    • Machine harvested in the cool of the night, crushed and de-stemmed, cold soaked to lock in colour and flavour and to slowly soak off tannins. Pressed to a stainless steel tank and left to settle before maturing in French oak barrels for 11 months to add texture and sweetness and then blended together before bottling.

Australia (Hunter Valley)

Shiraz

Big Red

13.60% Alc

75cl

Ageing advice
8 yrs or longer

Serving advice
Drinking well young but with a little decanting the wine opens nicely, or swirl in the glass to open. Don't be afraid to serve slightly chilled.

Local food match
Beef, mushroom and red wine pie served with creamy mash and peas.