2018 Black Clay Shiraz
Good winter rains in July and August preceded a warm and dry spring with no frosts or storms. Budburst and shoot growth were strong with average bunch numbers showing across most varieties, followed by ideal weather through flowering which set-up good crop potential. Ripening was very steadily paced throughout which made for an accommodating vintage and the ability to pick everything exactly when we wanted it.
Barossa Valley Shiraz yields were slightly below average, and all the wines show superb colour and richness with abundant aromas and flavours.