Medium bright red color. On the nose, the 2014 Shiraz reveals aromas of black and blue fruits, licorice and hints of pepper. The palate is broad and lush, the blueberry and cherry flavors complemented by notes of allspice. Dusty, well integrated tannins, a refreshing acid line and a long, smooth finish make this vintage one of Shoofly’s best.
Ben Riggs, Shoofly’s winemaker, is a South Australian native who knows his stuff and where to get it. His roster of grape growers is one of the most sought after contact lists in the country. A ‘growers’ wine, this Shiraz is sourced from a collection of top South Austrlian vineyards with robust flavors of dark berry and a lifted savory spiciness from the cooler sites. McLaren Vale’s temperate maritime climate offers rich, ripe fruit characters and great acid balance. Padthaway and Adelaide enjoy a cool and continental climate, perfect for producing spicy fruit.