26 May James Halliday Top Cellaring Selections – 2014 Catkin Shiraz
2014 Haselgrove Catkin
McLaren Vale Shiraz
From five districts picked 17 Mar to 4 Apr, destemmed to open fermenters,
pressed before dryness to barrels (new and used ) to complete fermentation, matured for 15 months. Inky purple-crimson and full-bodied, this is McLaren Vale in full stride, black fruits, dark chocolate, tannins and oak are all present
You either drink the wine soonish or leave it alone for a casual decade or two. 14.5% alc.
What can we expect from this wine with age?
A cool March produced a slightly more elegant Catkin Shiraz in 2014 with black fruits and a youthful structure. ese will develop beautifully over the next 20 years, creating complex brambly fruits and silky tannins.
What’s the biggest cellaring mistake people should avoid and why?
Try to buy at least six of a wine to cellar. at way, if you drink a wine too early, you still have some left. Equally, if you think it’s reaching the end of its life, you can guzzle the rest.