2020 Dalwhinnie Moonambel Shiraz

Highly Rated
Richly flavoured cool-climate Shiraz from one of the most notable producers in the Pyrenees.

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96 points
"I challenge anyone who loves Shiraz/Syrah to not love this wine."
- Erin Larkin (The Wine Advocate)

The Moonambel Shiraz is one of Victoria's most bankable cool climate reds.

Born from the stunning Dalwhinnie amphitheatre vineyard in the Pyrenees, this site produces an opulent, powerful example of Shiraz which ages majestically over decades.

The wine is matured in French oak and allowed to rest in bottle for a few years before release.

This site produces red wines with immense depth and a smooth, velvety mouthfeel. If you're looking for powerful reds for your cellar, Dalwhinnie's Shiraz offering will thoroughly reward the patient.

95 points
"It's by no means a massive wine but it feels voluminous thanks to the spread of flavour and the way it expands through the palate. This is a very good wine. Satsuma plum, soy, sweet spice and jellied cherry notes blend with star anise, cedar and woodsmoke. It's lively, exotic, generous and sophisticated; it's many things."
- Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 points
"Spicy, robust, tea and dried flowers, blackberry, roast beef and dripping. It’s medium to full-bodied, quite meaty, but also has lavish spice and grainy grip, something of a port wine jelly richness too, in with all that meat, dried herb and black olive savoury stuff, then black cherry and blood, on a finish of very good length... the character and personality of it wins me over."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

The fruit for this wine was sourced from the original Dalwhinnie estate vineyards, where it was fermented in small batches for 10-14 days in open top fermenters. Once approaching dryness the wine was pressed directly to French oak barriques for a 20 month maturation. Careful barrel selection was carried out to produce the final Moonambel blend.

96 points - "The 2020 Moonambel Shiraz is plush and floral, with saturated layers of red berries and sweet fruit, Earl Grey tea, flowers and sweet bone marrow. It's expansive and beautiful. I challenge anyone who loves Shiraz/Syrah to not love this wine. It has power without being heavy, delicacy without being light, and there's a softness of fruit and juiciness of structure. It's ductile, pliable, agile and good. It was bottled with roughly 14% alcohol (as written on the hand-labeled sample) and sealed under screw cap. I feel that the screw-cap closure will mitigate the effects of the warmer season, as this closure is a brilliant preserver of fresh fruit character. This wine is due for release in March 2024, with a price of $75 AUD." - Erin Larkin (The Wine Advocate)

95 points - "Pyrenees shiraz matured in all-French oak. It's by no means a massive wine but it feels voluminous thanks to the spread of flavour and the way it expands through the palate. This is a very good wine. Satsuma plum, soy, sweet spice and jellied cherry notes blend with star anise, cedar and woodsmoke. It's lively, exotic, generous and sophisticated; it's many things." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 points - "Spicy, robust, tea and dried flowers, blackberry, roast beef and dripping. It’s medium to full-bodied, quite meaty, but also has lavish spice and grainy grip, something of a port wine jelly richness too, in with all that meat, dried herb and black olive savoury stuff, then black cherry and blood, on a finish of very good length. Also, wheatgerm, but don’t mind me. It has a fair amount of chew to it, and sooty tannin, but it’s an excellent wine. I’m either 93 or 94, but on balance, the character and personality of it wins me over." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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