The Other Side Single Vineyard Shiraz 2012
The Story Behind The Name
Planted in 1916, this vineyard is located on the opposite side of the winery to the family homestead and is logically referred to as on 'the other side'.
True to form the 2012 Other Side is dark and brooding, with a complex, savoury bouquet. Both nose and palate are almost indefinable, such are their complexity. A complete list of flavours would be almost endless but start with mushrooms, truffle, beefy, gamey, vine wood, clove, anise, dark chocolate, sun-baked earth, garrigue, graphite and dried plum. The wine will truly come into its own when its starts to develop a further layer of sweeter fruit characters along the lines of fruit cake, date and liquorice. Old school Shiraz, firm and gripp in youth giving way to charm, generosity and warmth with age.