Dodgy Bros Archetype Shiraz 2014
From a single vineyard on Bayliss Road in the Sellicks Foothills sub region of McLaren Vale. Matured in 75% new French oak, only 4 barrels produced. Crushed and destemmed, no adjustments. 11 day ferment, then basket pressed to tank to settle off solids, 3 days later racked to barriques.
Our Archetype Shiraz is our attempt at bridging the gap between classic and modern McLaren Vale styles: concentrated and powerful yet restrained. Intense but still elegant.
Dark red with purple edges, this is driven by a purple/red fruit density with a sweet vanilla oak veneer. Lithe and juicy, with lots of purple fruit and a real polish. At some points this looks a little boozy, but the fruit weight and long finish tend to swallow up the alcohol. Deep and dark with no shortage of swagger, this is proper large scale McLaren Vale Shiraz.