Specifications

Off the back of our sell out 2012 William Frederick winning Double Gold at the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition and Double Gold at the 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition, we bring our 2013 release of our pinnacle wine to New Zealand shores – another gold medal winner.  Made in strictly limited release numbers, we are delighted to achieve wine making excellence, most suited to your fine wine collection. We’ve done a lot of the cellaring for you already – so simply decant and enjoy this sumptuous wine.

This wine has been sold out in Australia for many years and only a limited number of bottles are available in New Zealand! Don’t miss out.

Vintage: 2013

Region: Eden Valley

Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske

Alcohol/Vol: 14.5%

Ideal serving: at around 17 – 19ºc and decanting or aerating prior to serving will allow this Eden Valley fruit to really open up and shine

Case Size: 6 pack

Cellaring: Enjoy now after decanting for an hour or two, or through to 2029.

2013 WILLIAM FREDERICK SHIRAZ

$160.00

24 in stock

24 in stock

4½ stars + Top 10 | Dish Aussie Shiraz Tasting; as featured in the March 2022 edition, where they tasted their way through 76 Shiraz entries to unearth the best Aussie Shiraz available in NZ. The panel scored all 3 of our Brockenchack Shiraz 4 ½ stars each, and popped 2 of them in the Top 10, including this William Frederick Shiraz!

“Nine years on from harvest and this shiraz is maturing into something rather special. With its smoky, vanilla oak and soft, suede-like textures cloaking its toffee, coffee and dark, charred fruit notes, it’s still carrying fresh acidity and buckets of character. Such an exciting wine.” ~Yvonne Lorkin~

Gold Medal | 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

This elegant yet sophisticated Shiraz style expresses Eden Valley Shiraz in its purest form. Deep and brooding in appearance and demeanour, our William Frederick Shiraz exhibits stewed plum and ripe cherry aromatics, laced with delicate cocoa and finest French oak nuance, paving the way for the intense palate structure which reveals a sweet jammy sticky bonbon fruit palate of considerable length, strapped to substantial tannin bedrock. One for the big blocky Shiraz fans.

Expressing Eden Valley finesse, upon decanting, our William Frederick soon becomes a memorable wine of voluminous proportions.

Named in honour of Trevor’s late father, William Frederick Harch (1910 – 1976), this cool climate single vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz is the pride of our vineyard – seamless and delicately crafted from only the finest parcels of fruit. From an exceptional vintage, the result is elegantly smooth and approachable. Enjoy now after decanting for an hour or two, through to 2030.

Made in strictly limited release numbers, we are delighted to achieve wine making excellence, most suited to your fine wine collection.

This elegant yet sophisticated Shiraz style expresses Eden Valley Shiraz in its purest form. Deep and brooding in appearance and demeanour, our William Frederick Shiraz exhibits stewed plum and ripe cherry aromatics, laced with delicate cocoa and finest French oak nuance, paving the way for the intense palate structure which reveals a sweet jammy sticky bonbon fruit palate of considerable length, strapped to substantial tannin bedrock. One for the big blocky Shiraz fans.

Expressing Eden Valley finesse, upon decanting, our William Frederick soon becomes a memorable wine of voluminous proportions.

4½ stars + Top 10 | Dish Aussie Shiraz Tasting; as featured in the March 2022 edition, where they tasted their way through 76 Shiraz entries to unearth the best Aussie Shiraz available in NZ. The panel scored all 3 of our Brockenchack Shiraz 4 ½ stars each, and popped 2 of them in the Top 10, including our William Frederick Shiraz!

“Nine years on from harvest and this shiraz is maturing into something rather special. With its smoky, vanilla oak and soft, suede-like textures cloaking its toffee, coffee and dark, charred fruit notes, it’s still carrying fresh acidity and buckets of character. Such an exciting wine.” ~Yvonne Lorkin~


Gold Medal | 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Our William Frederick Shiraz also sits proudly in the Barossa Super 100 Classification.


History of Quality

2018 – Silver | 2021 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2017 – Silver | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2016 – Silver | 2020 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2015 – Silver | 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2014 – made in such limited production it was only released to members and not entered into any shows

2013 – Gold | 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2012 – Double Gold | 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2012 – Double Gold | 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2011 – 96 points | Halliday

2013 Vintage Report

The 2013 vintage in the Barossa & Eden Valleys will be remembered as the driest, earliest and quickest vintage in memory, with the Eden Valley harvest beginning in mid-February with Riesling and other white varieties.

With a dry winter, spring and summer, irrigation was a godsend for those who had it, marking the difference between a below-average crop and none at all. January and February had very good growing conditions, with only a few hot spikes. But nine days above 30° in early March, meant that much of the Eden Valley Riesling and Shiraz ripened early and was picked in the first two weeks of March. This early harvest of Riesling meant it retained both natural acidity and great flavours, while Shiraz was probably the standout red variety from our region.

Our under vine mulching and drip feed irrigation at the right times returned a beautiful vintage for us overall, with lower quantities, but concentrated fruit.

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