The Fruit Bat Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012
The Story Behind The Name
An old shearing shed on the property is home to tiny fruit bats that live in the old hessian wool sacks.
Restrained purple and red fruits are nicely balanced with appealing floral notes of rose petal and exotic savoury spices of turmeric, paprika and cumin. The palate is linear and with lovely fruit purity. Bright mixed berry and plum characters open to layers of complexity including cooked red meat, black olive, Turkish delight and spice. It's medium to full bodied with a great balance of power and impressive minerality and structure. The fine, grippy fruit tannins are layered and build through the palate for a long finish and are a real feature of the wine. Bottle aging will serve this wine well and decanting prior to serving is recommended.