Exuding vibrant cherry fruit characteristics with mocha and dark chocolate on the palate. It is flavoursome, rich and balanced with integrated oak and a long smooth finish. This is a distinctive Longview wine which has all the attributes that define our Adelaide Hills single vineyard. 2017 was a very cool vintage with intermittent rainfall, prolonging the ripening period and enabling good fruit flavor development without high sugars. Shoot thinning was conducted a month before budburst to improve shoot length and control yields. Bunch thinning prior to flowering and then again during veraison, ensured improved airflow and reduced bunch variability further improving fruit quality. The LV Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced entirely from Longview's vineyard at Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills. The fruit was harvest in cool conditions, crushed and fermented for 14 days on skins, then gently pressed and matured for 12 months in new French and old American oak hogsheads.
In The Spotlight Double Gold Medal - 2017 China Wine & Spirits Awards Silver Medal - The Great Australian Red 2017 Bronze Medal - 2017 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition Bronze Medal - 2017 Australian Small Winemakers Show Bronze Medal - 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show Bronze Medal - 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards Bronze Medal - 2017 Sydney Royal Wine Show Gold Medal - 2017 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 90 Points - Martin Field. "Deep ruby to the eye with purple edges. The nose reminded me of crushed ripe blackberries and it also has a little oaky vanillin in the background. The medium-weighted palate is dryish and displays a really nice balance of fruit, youthful acidity and mild astringency. A lovely dinner style."