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Siblings Shiraz 2018

Siblings Shiraz 2018

2018 Shiraz

Margaret River, WA

Soft and supple entry on the palate with blueberries and raspberries at the forefront.

From $24.50 per bottle
    “Delivers a decent mouthful of delicious black fruit dominant flavours. Touch of spice and licorice with a little dark chocolate. Grainy tannins and spices with a fine dusting of oak. It all stacks up so well.”
    91 points
    Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2021
    "Open-fermented, pumped over once fermentation finished, matured in a mix of new and used oak. Fresh, easy drinking style..."
    James Halliday, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
    "This has more depth and structure than I was expecting. There is still the vibrant, pretty fruit, but this is complemented by savoury, earthy complexity that would make this a great choice with food."
    17.5/20
    Barry Weinman, finewineclub.com.au, September 2020
    "Brilliant purple. Smoke-accented cherry, blackberry and lavender aromas show good clarity and pick up a spicy quality with air. Lush black and blue fruit flavors show good breadth and are complicated by an allspice nuance. Finishes on a youthfully tannic note, showing good energy and spicy cut."
    90 points
    Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 15 July 2021

    Wine Details

    • Region Margaret River
    • Vintage 2018
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
    • PH

      3.44

    • Standard Drinks 8
    • Acidity

      6.59 G/L

    • Maturation

      14 months

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Bottling Date

      22 August - 28 August 2019

    • Background

      The Siblings label celebrates the family lineage of Leeuwin, with four generations now leaving their footprints on the Estate.

    • Vineyard Notes

      Winter of 2017 was typically wet and windy. Flowering in all varieties was approximately ten days earlier than in vintage 2017. Conditions in spring were generally mild, with the usual showery and sunny periods resulting in excellent set across most varieties. Shiraz and Cabernet harvest commenced in the last week of March and into the third week of April.

      After early leaf removing across the fruit zone to let in the sunshine, and thinning of fruit where necessary, the reds were able to hang well into a rain free April. The slow Autumn ripening allowed Shiraz and Cabernet to develop intense and vibrant fruit flavours with excellent tannin ripeness.

    • Winemaking

      All the fruit was fermented in open fermenters and were plunged and pumped over daily. Following completion of primary fermentation the wine was run to new, one and two year old barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine underwent malolactic in barrels and after six months the various components were blended and aged in barrels for a further eight months. After assemblage the wine was fined and readied for bottling.

    • Tasting Notes

      Juicy and concentrated nose packed with plums, cherries and forest fruits. Black cardomom, star anise cedar, cinnamom and nutmeg add extra detail and complexity. Soft and supple entry on the palate with blueberries and raspberries at the forefront. Delicate weight through the middle with some savoury notes and quartz like acidity leads a structure chalky finish.

    “Delivers a decent mouthful of delicious black fruit dominant flavours. Touch of spice and licorice with a little dark chocolate. Grainy tannins and spices with a fine dusting of oak. It all stacks up so well.”
    91 points
    Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2021
    "Open-fermented, pumped over once fermentation finished, matured in a mix of new and used oak. Fresh, easy drinking style..."
    James Halliday, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
    "This has more depth and structure than I was expecting. There is still the vibrant, pretty fruit, but this is complemented by savoury, earthy complexity that would make this a great choice with food."
    17.5/20
    Barry Weinman, finewineclub.com.au, September 2020
    "Brilliant purple. Smoke-accented cherry, blackberry and lavender aromas show good clarity and pick up a spicy quality with air. Lush black and blue fruit flavors show good breadth and are complicated by an allspice nuance. Finishes on a youthfully tannic note, showing good energy and spicy cut."
    90 points
    Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 15 July 2021

    Wine Details

    • Region Margaret River
    • Vintage 2018
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
    • PH

      3.44

    • Standard Drinks 8
    • Acidity

      6.59 G/L

    • Maturation

      14 months

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Bottling Date

      22 August - 28 August 2019

    • Background

      The Siblings label celebrates the family lineage of Leeuwin, with four generations now leaving their footprints on the Estate.

    • Vineyard Notes

      Winter of 2017 was typically wet and windy. Flowering in all varieties was approximately ten days earlier than in vintage 2017. Conditions in spring were generally mild, with the usual showery and sunny periods resulting in excellent set across most varieties. Shiraz and Cabernet harvest commenced in the last week of March and into the third week of April.

      After early leaf removing across the fruit zone to let in the sunshine, and thinning of fruit where necessary, the reds were able to hang well into a rain free April. The slow Autumn ripening allowed Shiraz and Cabernet to develop intense and vibrant fruit flavours with excellent tannin ripeness.

    • Winemaking

      All the fruit was fermented in open fermenters and were plunged and pumped over daily. Following completion of primary fermentation the wine was run to new, one and two year old barrels for malolactic fermentation. The wine underwent malolactic in barrels and after six months the various components were blended and aged in barrels for a further eight months. After assemblage the wine was fined and readied for bottling.

    • Tasting Notes

      Juicy and concentrated nose packed with plums, cherries and forest fruits. Black cardomom, star anise cedar, cinnamom and nutmeg add extra detail and complexity. Soft and supple entry on the palate with blueberries and raspberries at the forefront. Delicate weight through the middle with some savoury notes and quartz like acidity leads a structure chalky finish.