SKELETON KEYSHIRAZ

McLAREN VALE | SOUTH AUSTRALIA


A deliberately long-aged expression of the cumulative best of Penny's Hill's McLaren Vale vineyard site, The 'Skeleton Key’ is cellared and carefully bottle aged before it is unlocked.


Vintage | 2017


Awards

96 POINTS | Sam Kim "Wine Orbit"

GOLD | AWC Vienna

Certified Vegan Product

TASTING NOTES


A true reflection of its terroir, this wine shows perfume and spice, coupled with vibrant red and blue berry fruits and underlying notes of dark chocolate. Subtle oak spice plays a supporting role and adds a layered complexity. The palate has a high level of fruit intensity, showing depth and concentration.


"This tightly structured wine has great finesse, purity and elegance; its fine tannins have focus, direction and length to charm"

RECOMMENDED FOOD AND BBQ PAIRINGS

RECOMMENDED FOOD AND BBQ PAIRINGS

Cajun Rump Steak


Sliced Pork & Herb Potatos


Rosemary & garlic Lamb Shoulder

PRODUCT DETAILS


Vintage | 2017

Grape Variety | 100% Shiraz 

Alc/Vol | 14.5%

Wine Maker | Alexia Roberts

Serving Temperature | 16-18C

Aging | 16 Months in Fench Oak

Cellaring | up to 10 years


Vineyard | Slightly higher elevation (140mtrs) means the original Penny’s Hill Vineyard enjoys a climate a little cooler than the rest of McLaren Vale. This ensures more consistent temperatures throughout the ripening period, allowing this Shiraz to reach optimum ripeness with minimum stress. 

THE RESULT IS DELICIOUS


The result is delicious, and considerably lighter on its feet than much of the range sans any sacrifice of intensity or concentration. Floral and lifted. Alive. The acidity, palate-whetting; the coffee grind tannins ground finely enough to tone bing cherry, satsuma plum and five-spice, all in the name of balance and drinkability. This has real parry of fruit and thrust of structure. Good length, too"




Ned Goodwin

- 01 August 2020