2014 The Aberfeldy
- Clare Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
The Aberfeldy has long been synonymous with quality, representing our flagship wine. Year after year, this wine continues to deliver the best that Clare Valley Shiraz has to offer.
The Aberfeldy has vibrant magenta colour with aromatics of cherry, plum, dark berries and chocolate complemented by the oak derived characters of clove, nutmeg and vanilla. The palate is full bodied with dark berry conserve flavours, balanced oak and firm tannin generated from a dry, low yielding vintage. The wine has persistent length of sweet fruit and oak, with power, elegance and great finesse.
The wine has been sealed with a WAK closure, an internally threaded screw cap with a traditional look. This wine is worthy of keeping for up to 20 years in good conditions. We recommend decanting prior to serving, allowing at least an hour prior to enjoying.
The Aberfeldy has become an iconic Australian Shiraz, consistently collecting Gold medals at the International Wine Challenge in London. The wine has earnt Langtons Classification and has been referred to as “Clare Valley’s Grange”.
- Growing Conditions
The growing season in the lead up to the 2014 vintage in the Clare Valley saw average autumn and winter rainfall. Spring was relatively dry but the ample subsoil moisture from winter and a mild spring provided excellent budburst and flowering conditions. February was cooler than average, allowing acid levels in the grapes to increase whilst slowing sugar development, resulting in excellent flavour profiles. The mild conditions continued through March, providing ideal, even tannin and flavour development in the reds.
"Flavour profiles, natural acidity, colour and tannin in the 2014 reds looked fantastic from an early stage”, said winemaker Brett Schutz. He continued, “we hand selected the best Shiraz blocks of the vintage and allowed them to ripen to perfect maturity before harvesting”.
- Food Pairing
The Aberfeldy is best enjoyed with a range of red meat-based dishes with complementary sauces/gravies.