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Lloyd Reserve Shiraz is produced from a single vineyard at Coriole that was planted in 1919 and the first wine released in 1989.

Luscious and layered aromas of blackberries and spice. The palate is complex with nutmeg, cigar box, rhubarb and plum. This is an elegant wine with great balance and restrained use of oak.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

6.1 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Mark Lloyd & Alex Sherrah

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2013

TIME IN OAK

24 months

SULPHUR

Total: 90 Free: 30

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

Vintage conditions

The lead up to the vintage period looked perfect – winter rains resulted in high subsoil moisture levels, and a mild start to summer with little rain indicated a potential for a longer ripening period. Then January and February came with high temperatures and little rain. This combination brought on grape maturity very quickly. The order of grapes being picked was also different than ‘normal’, with Shiraz often picked before some of the white grapes from the same property. It was a compressed vintage but ultimately a successful one, with the promise of some beautifully balanced and structured wines.

Vinification details

Grapes were hand harvested before de-stemming and crushing. Fermentation took place in concrete tanks with a combination of plunging and pumpovers. The wine was matured in French oak for approximately 24 months and then received 18+ months in bottle before release.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 97 pts

Green credentials

No mains water is used; all water on the property is recycled, rain and bore. Viticulture and wine-making processes are achieved with minimal intervention, with a move to organic viticulture in place.

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... muscular fruit flavours are structured by firm, fine tannins. It has a long, well-poised finish.

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Lloyd Reserve Shiraz is produced from a single vineyard at Coriole that was planted in 1919 and the first wine released in 1989.

The nose shows intense red and black fruits of cherry and mulberry along with rosehip florals and sweet spice. The palate is long and complex and although concentrated is not full blown, showing more red cherry and blackcurrant fruit along with some rosewater and sweet herbal spice. The tannin is plentiful but supple and builds a lovely creamy texture.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.61

ACIDITY

6.4 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Mark Lloyd & Alex Sherrah

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2012

BOTTLED DATE

February 2014

TIME IN OAK

18 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

Vintage conditions

The 2012 vintage was a perfect vintage in Mclaren Vale with great winter and spring rainfall and a long ripening season with no extended periods of heat. The resulting wines are well poised with supple tannin and great concentration.

Vinification details

Grapes were hand harvested before de-stemming and crushing. Fermentation took place in concrete tanks with a combination of plunging and pumpovers. The wine was matured in French oak for approximately 18 months and then received 12+ months in bottle before release.

Awards

eRobertParker.com: 95 pts

Green credentials

No mains water is used; all water on the property is recycled, rain and bore. Viticulture and wine-making processes are achieved with minimal intervention, with a move to organic viticulture in place.

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Super ripe but there's a cranberried freshness to the mainstays of leather, tar, aniseed and mocha.

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Lloyd Reserve Shiraz is produced from a single vineyard at Coriole that was planted in 1919 and the first wine released in 1989.

A deep, brooding nose with dark cherry, blackberry and clove. The palate is full, rich and complex with bright, dark fruit and restrained oak. This is an elegant, balanced wine with an approachability that many of the 2011 reds from McLaren Vale display.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

14.5 %

pH

3.60

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Mark Lloyd & Alex Sherrah

VARIETY

Shiraz (Syrah)

HARVEST DATE

March 2011

BOTTLED DATE

January 2013

TIME IN OAK

18 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

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BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

McLaren Vale

Vinification details

Grapes were hand harvested before de-stemming and crushing. Fermentation took place in concrete tanks with a combination of plunging and pumpovers. The wine was matured in French oak for approximately 18 months and then received 12+ months in bottle before release – although the 2011 release was brought forward and released prior to the 2010 vintage.

Awards

Halliday Australian Wine Companion: 95 pts

Green credentials

No mains water is used; all water on the property is recycled, rain and bore. Viticulture and wine-making processes are achieved with minimal intervention, with a move to organic viticulture in place.

 

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