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Specifications

Vintage: 2018

Region: Eden Valley

Winemaker: Joanne Irvine

Alcohol/Vol: 15%

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: 3 pack

Cellaring: Enjoy now after decanting for an hour or two, or cellar under the right conditions with confidence for 15-20 years, through to 2038

2018 WILLIAM FREDERICK SHIRAZ – 3 PACK DEAL

Original price was: $507.00.Current price is: $390.00.

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The multi award-winning single vineyard William Frederick Shiraz – available in NZ in limited numbers. Sophisticated finesse. The Barossa at its best, straight to your door in NZ. Enjoy now, or cellar over the next 15-20 years.

Gold | 2022 International Wine Competition (IWC) | “Intense fruit concentration with fresh and elegant silky notes of chocolate and rich fruit. Finesse and a very long finish on this delicious wine.”

Gold | 2023 London Wine Competition | “Clear, bright, dark ruby colour. Clean nose, medium intense & youthful, notes of dark jammy fruits, blueberry, violet, eucalyptus, meaty, smoky. Palate, high but integrated alcohol, elevated tannins, good complexity.”

Gold | 2023 Peoples Choice Wine Awards UK

Totally opaque ink black wine in the glass, the aromatics are dense, intense, complex, savoury and spicy, with a volley of violet/spring blossom florals popping over the top. The palate is dominated by big velvety pillows of fruit, which are masking substantial foundations of submerged tannins. This is a big, but elegant, ‘depth-charge’ of high country Shiraz.

Named in honour of Trev’s late father; William Frederick Harch (1910 – 1976), our pinnacle Shiraz is seamless and delicately crafted from only the finest parcels of fruit.

Totally opaque ink black wine in the glass, the aromatics are dense, intense, complex, savoury and spicy, with a volley of violet/spring blossom florals popping over the top. The palate is dominated by big velvety pillows of fruit, which are masking substantial foundations of submerged tannins. This is a big, but elegant, ‘depth-charge’ of high country Shiraz. Cellar under the right condition with confidence for up to 15-20 years. ~Jane Ferrari~

Intense fruit concentration with fresh and elegant silky notes of chocolate and rich fruit. Finesse and a very long finish on this delicious wine. ~2022 International Wine Competition~

A smoky and dense shiraz, with lovely concentration on the palate. A wine with fresh and juicy fruits, slightly dusty, savoury notes and very good length. ~2022 Decanter World Wine Awards~

Balanced, rich body with ripe tannins and aromas of plums, raisins, blackberries, vanilla and cinnamon. Textured palate with notes of ripe blackcurrants, chocolate, prunes and sweet spices and a long perfumed finish. ~2022 London Wine Competition~

 

Gold | 2022 International Wine Competition (IWC)

“Intense fruit concentration with fresh and elegant silky notes of chocolate and rich fruit. Finesse and a very long finish on this delicious wine.”

Gold | 2023 London Wine Competition

“Clear, bright, dark ruby colour. Clean nose, medium intense & youthful, notes of dark jammy fruits, blueberry, violet, eucalyptus, meaty, smoky. Palate, high but integrated alcohol, elevated tannins, good complexity.”

Gold | New To Market Treat Yourself Reds | 2023 Peoples Choice Wine Awards UK

96 Points | The Vintage Journal Barossa Guide 2023

“Deep crimson. Intense dark cherry, blackberry aromas with lovely mocha/roasted chestnut notes. Beautifully balanced and inky deep wine with ample dark cherry, blackberry fruits, fine cedary tannins, lovely mid-palate volume/richness and well-integrated mocha, roasted chestnut, hint of sandalwood notes. Finishes chocolaty firm with a touch of liquorice.”

Silver | 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards

A smoky and dense shiraz, with lovely concentration on the palate. A wine with fresh and juicy fruits, slightly dusty, savoury notes and very good length.”

93 Points | VinoUS 2023

“This beautifully poised 2018 Shiraz William Frederick from Eden Valley is instantly captivating, thanks to its subtlety. Fruit pastilles, aged meats white pepper and chocolate aromas delicately interwine with classy oak. Lovely vibrant, bright, pure blackcurrent and violet flavours follow in a decidely elegant and streamlined package. This serious wine will deliver very well over the medium term with fine chalky tannins supporting killer length to finish.”

 

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

History of Quality

2019 – Trophy – Best Australian Shiraz | 2023 International Wine Competition (IWC)

2018 – Gold | 2023 London Wine Competition

2018 – Gold | 2022 International Wine Competition (IWC)

2018 – Gold | 2023 Peoples Choice Wine Awards UK

2017 – Silver | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2016 – Double Gold | 2022 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2015 – Silver | 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2013 – Gold | 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2012 – Double Gold | 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition

2012 – Double Gold | 2016 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2018 Vintage Report

The growing season in Eden Valley started off well, with winter 2017 rainfall up slightly higher than average. In spring, drier soils, combined with warmer than average spring days meant the vine canopies grew quickly; flowering well and setting a good number of bunches. Summer rainfall for us was down on average. January and February were warm and dry, with some very warm temperatures in February. With the lower summer rainfall, growers with access to water, soil moisture monitoring, good irrigation management and healthy soils, experienced less stress – and subsequently delivered sound fruit and consistent yields. These are all practices that Brockenchack invest heavily into. The Indian summer of March and early April was what some people are calling ‘the icing on the cake’, with average temperatures, without extremes. Overall a strong, healthy crop for us.

We commenced hand picking for the 2018 vintage on the 1st of March with our Pinot Noir the first grapes to come off the vine. Pinot Grigio and Riesling were then machine picked in the first week of March. Chardonnay and Rosé came off next around mid March. Shiraz harvesting commenced in the last week of March and continued through to the 11th of April with each tier being picked at different times. The last two to come off the vines were the Grenache on the 11th, and we wrapped it up with the Cabernet on the 12th of April – seeing out an amazing vintage for Brockenchack this year.

We are delighted with the high-quality grapes and great yields that this vintage delivered. The colours and flavours in our reds are exciting and the high level of natural acids in our whites reflect our great Eden Valley characteristics. Standout varieties for our region this year include Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet, evidenced in the subsequent releases of these 2018 wines.

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