2018 XV Shiraz
For this particular wine, Adam Foster sources and selects grapes from a different single vineyard in Heathcote. It’s a way of making an ode to the season. This release is under XV, being the 15th vintage of Syrahmi Shiraz. He started working with Carl back in 2015, mainly because of his attention to detail in the vineyard and care for soil health. Though the extreme heat of the vintage lowered the yields, the fruit was pure and concentrated and rich, making for stellar wines. Blackberry, ripe plum, fresh fig, black olive and smokey woodfire. A wine that feels like it was just dug out of the earth, as it is. Perfect if you’re going to have a crack at cooking a duck!