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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.
This 3 acre vineyard produces tiny, intense berries, growing only 2.4 tonnes per acre. Aged for 24 months in the finest French Oak barrels; from these, the finest barrels are selected. This year only 3 barrels made the cut, creating only 100 cases, with only 888 bottles being released.
Here’s to you Trev.
“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.” – James Halliday 96 points
Gold Medal Rob Geddes MW, Gold Melbourne International Wine Competition 2016
Single Vineyard – Ezra’s Gift
Made to age, drink now until 2042
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No pesticides, and only 3 purely organic sprays for mildew prevention for the whole season. 100% new French oak barrels for 2 years, 0% residual sugar, and below organic levels of sulphur (89 parts per million only).“Yielded only 2.5 tonnes per ha; matured for 24 months in French hogsheads. A complex medium to full-bodied wine with interlocking streams of fruit, oak and tannins.” 93 Points - James Halliday Download tasting notes PDF
100% Coonawarra | Single vineyard
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A cooler vintage in Coonawarra has allowed pepper characteristics to creep into the 2009 Shiraz, which additional layer of complexity to an already elegant wine. A tiny 1 tonne per acre was grown, and aged in 100% new fine grain French Grand Reserve Hogshead (300 litre) barrels.
The 2009 Ezra’s has a huge length of flavour of toasty mocha, blackcurrants, cloves and smoked vanilla.
It will age well to 2023 and beyond.
90 Points James Halliday, Gold Limestone Coast Wine Show 2011, Silver Royal Melbourne 2011, Silver China Wine Awards, 4 stars Winestate MagazineDownload tasting notes PDF
Part barrel ferment has given this cool climate wine layers of complexity, with guava, crisp pink lady apples and gooseberry notes.Mount Gambier is even cooler than Marlborough in New Zealand, so the long growing period allows the grapes to develop an abundance of flavours without losing the crisp freshness of a true cool-climate grape. This vineyard, and all our vineyards, only average four sprays per year for disease, using only organically certified products so as not to harm our delicate ecosystem. Download tasting notes PDF