Karrawatta Joseph Shiraz
The Gilbert family made their first wine in 1847 and have continued growing wine grapes ever since. Australia’s premiere wine critic James Halliday recognised Karrawatta as a five-star winery in his 2018 Australian Wine Companion, which acknowledges “outstanding wineries producing wines of very high quality”.
Small berries, low yields and open bunches characterise the Shiraz grown for this wine. These old vines produce grapes with great flavour intensity and richness, which are hand selected before being gently pressed. Once the fermentation was complete the wine was pressed into a combination of new (40%) and old French oak barrels, where it matured for 18 months. Expect red and black berries, licorice and dark chocolate with a toasty, savoury edge and soft round tannins providing great structure and length.