2005 Vintage Fortified Shiraz
McLaren Vale is famous for producing rich varietal Shiraz, perfect for making a fortified wine. A small parcel of premium fruit was selected to make this single vintage wine, a tribute to both the old vines that produce our McLaren Vale fruit and 90 years of continuous winemaking at Patritti.
Dark red in colour, this wine shows an abundance of dark chocolate, rich plum cake and spice. The fortifying spirit is clean and well balanced, keeping the sweetness in check. This wine will continue to develop and gain complexity as it ages.
94 Points - Tony Love's Top 100 Wines, 2017
"The vintage fortified style is such a different beast to the more familiar tawnies and really worth trying. Rich earthy shiraz has been partially fermented out then fortified to capture the variety's dark berry notes, barrel matured then rested in the bottle for a decade. Smoothly tapered edges, blackberry liqueur flavours and exotic spices. Amazing value."