Paul Osicka 'Majors Creek Vineyard' Shiraz 2018 (Heathcote)
The 2018 vintage Paul Osicka Majors Creek Vineyard Shiraz is vibrant with blue fruits and Dutch liquorice, then complexing characters of dark pepper, graphite, cedar and exotic spices. The palate is initially quite juicy and flavoursome with silky tannins. Then it becomes more savoury textured as a core of dark fruits and chocolate underpinned by cedary oak and tannin carries through to the finish.
Reviews & Accolades
"I've always had a soft spot for Paul Osicka's wines. A producer whose attention to detail flows from the vineyard to the winery, not so much marketing. Respect. This has all the regional hallmarks - the blue fruits, bay leaf and warm earth - but also its own unique DNA. A depth of flavour without being too much. It's glossy with smooth, supple tannins and finishes long."
95 Points - Jane Faulkner, Wine Companions 2021, 01 August 2020
Paul Osicka Wines was started by former Czech Vigneron Paul Osicka in 1955, and is the longest established wine producer in the Heathcote Wine Region.
The 2018 Majors Creek Vineyard Shiraz is estate grown, made and bottled by Paul and Simon Osicka, the second and third generations involved in the business. The 10 Ha of Shiraz was hand picked in separate parcels dependent on soil type from the estate vineyard. Red veined quartz offering spice and tight tannins. Sandy Ironstone giving thickness and power. Deeper loams over gravel giving fruit fragrance and silky fine tannins. The fruit was hand picked and sorted post destemmer. These parcels were handled by gravity (no pumps) and fermented in small open pots as separate parcels, spending 3 to 4 weeks on skins. They were then matured in French oak (about 20% new) for about 14 months prior to blending and bottling. Winery Notes
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