GOLD MEDAL – YARRA VALLEY WINE SHOW 2016
Payne’s Rise ‘Redlands’ Shiraz 2014
93 Points – James Halliday Wine Companion
PT23 clone, hand-picked, 70% destemmed, 30% whole bunches, wild-fermented with pigeage and delestage, 3 weeks post-ferment maceration, matured in mostly used barriques for 12 months. Deep crimson-purple; shiraz from Seville has always had a distinct style, the fruit fuller, the tannins softer, than that of the Valley floor, but it does need a warm, dry vintage to excel. Here the small berry and small bunches resulted in fully ripe flavours and powdery tannins. Skilfully made.