The Big Guns, Coonawarra Shiraz 2015
$100.00 inc GST
♥ Organically grown
♥ Vegan Friendly
♥ Low in sulphur
♥ Dry wine
♥ No residual sugar
The Big Guns is a tribute to my father Trevor Reschke, who was in the Australian national team for clay target shooting, and the state team over 20 times. More often than not you would find him shooting crows in this vineyard just before vintage. To this day crows still avoid it. Here’s to you Trev.
We aged this wine for 24 months in the finest French Oak barrels. From these, only the most complex flavours from the finest barrels were selected. This year only 3 barrels made the cut, creating only 100 cases.
The Big Guns will age well until 2045.
“29yo vines, crushed and destemmed, open-fermented, 15 days on skins, matured for 24 months in new French oak. In the elite group of red wines selling for $100 or more … The wine is deep crimson-purple, and manages to combine full-bodied weight with balance, length and a supple, black fruit mouthfeel.” James Halliday, 2018
96 Points James Halliday
Critics Review: Award winning Coonawarra Shiraz
Our The Big Guns, Coonawarra Shiraz 2012 vintage was awarded:
• 96 points by James Halliday “The 1.2ha vineyard produced 5 tonnes (100 dozen bottles); matured for 24 months in French hogsheads. A seriously good shiraz, wielding its power through persuasion, not brute force; high quality French oak is certainly obvious, but the waves of black fruits and ripe tannins carry the oak – or vice versa. Extended cellaring will be handsomely repaid.”
• Gold at the Melbourne International Wine Competition.
Single Vineyard – Ezra\\'s Gift
Made to age, drink now until 2042