15.5 % vol
Matured in French oak barrel for 18 months
The Growing season started well, with winter 2017 rainfall around 10% higher than the average. However, both Spring and Summer brought below average rainfall. With the drier soils and warmer on average temperatures for October and November this made for quick vine canopy growth and flowering. January and February remained dry and warm which slowed ripening. Through to March and April temperatures remained average without extremes which gave for ideal ripening conditions to finish off the vintage.
Colour: Dark deep red with a garnet core
Nose: Sweet spiced notes of dark red fruits, cherries
Palate: A fine and elegant structure with mouth filling intense black and red fruits. Rich earthy notes giving a long complex structure.
Overall this wine is still young and with careful cellaring, it has the capacity to develop further complex flavours. The 2018 Lost Penny 1891 Penny Shiraz has an overall full intense nose and palate with an elegant rich structure built around mouth-filling berry characters.