James Haselgrove ‘Futures’ Shiraz 2014


2014 Futures Shiraz

This wine has long term potential which will augment the savoury fruit characters expressed by this terroir in McLaren Vale. As we want this wine to mature gracefully in the bottle we have decided to use DIAM cork for quality cellaring that will still allow the wine to slowly develop complexity and regional nuances.

Per Bottle 750 ml

Product Description

James Haselgrove Futures Shiraz

Tasting Note – October, 2016
Colour: Dark purple & magenta with an opaque hue.
Nose: Blueberry & Mulberry fruit with cedary oak. Hints of licorice, cola with a distinct black pepper note. A little lifted by alcohol but this will settle as fruit characters become stronger.
Palate: Full bodied dark fruit notes with stony minerality and warm peppery finish. Crisp acidity with even tannin and persistence on the palate.
Potential: This vintage has medium to long term potential for aging (8-15 years). Sealed under DIAM cork. Ideally decant on opening and allow to breathe for a hour or two.
Foods: King Henry (very thick rib eye) Steak, ideally medium rare with salted/caramelised crust.
Technical: 14.5% alc., pH 3.32, TA 7.4
Bottles produced: 1750
Vintage: Despite a heatwave during the early part of harvest, this wine after some hang time developed strong and distinctive ‘terroir’.

Detailed Tasting Notes