Source: June 2019 Week 2, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 11th Jun 2019 (RP-92)
Hints of eucalyptus and bay leaf appear on the nose of the 2017 Samantha’s Garden Shiraz. Cola and plum notes fill out the full-bodied palate, balanced by crisp acids and some ripe, supple tannins. Like all of the Garden series wines, it should drink well for a decade.
SAMANTHA’S GARDEN is made from our finest barrels of Clare Valley Shiraz
An elegant style that is typical of the Clare Valley region, characterised by bright lively aromas, subtle fruit flavours and fine grained tannins. Produced from the fruit of up to three distinct sub-regions with vastly different soil profiles. The elevation of these sites give the wine a more natural acidity and provide a natural lively fine-bone profile. Between Adelaide and the Clare Valley the landscape is sea of golden yellow wheat fields, an obvious choice for this label’s colour.
Sub-regions: Armagh, Watervale, White Hut.
Vine age: 20-25 years Altitude 400m
Average Rainfall: 480-550mm
Soil Type: Grey, silty loam with sandstone/sandy loam on clay with slate/Red-brown earth over limestone.