Gundog Estate Indomitus Rutilus Shiraz 2015

Sourced from the Dahlberg vineyard in Murrumbateman (New South Wales) located in the Canberra region. Whole bunch (30%), wild yeast fermentation, including 4% Viognier, with 12 months’ maturation in seasoned French oak, followed by another 12 months in bottle.

The packaging also attractive and “based on photographs taken (by Aaron, Matt’s brother) of the 12th century Ta Prohm temple located within Cambodia’s sprawling Angkor Wat. Unlike other temples here, Ta Prohm has been left largely undisturbed since discovery. Untouched, the Ta Prohm ruins demonstrate the rule of nature over man-made monuments, once protective hands are withdrawn.” A parallel with how Matt is approaching the winemaking.

Gundog Estate, Indomitus Rutilus, Shiraz, Canberra District, 2015

 

An impressive garnet colour with bright purple edges. Potent aromas of fresh rosemary, fleshy plum, blackcurrant, cloves, white pepper and apricot kernel. A seamless, spice driven palate dripping with quality dark fruit and exquisite, subtle tannins. Understatedly powerful and destined for longevity. Sublime.

RRP: $40
Alc: 12.4%
Rating: 18.50/20

Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate

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