Wild Duck Creek Estate Yellow Hammer Hill 2014
Yellow Hammer Hill was the collective vision of Duck and some long-time friends and fellow ‘agricultural drinkers’. The Yellow Hammer Hill block is situated near our oldest vineyard, the Alan’s Cabernet Vineyard. The first vines were planted in 1996, after ‘Effa’ the Fordson Major tractor, had cleared the land of Chinese heath some months earlier.
Garnet colour. Its fabulous intensity bursts from the glass. Think dark fruit compote, earth and signature spice. The Shiraz has finesse, and is laden with plums and mocha. The Malbec adding mulberries and a herbal hint. The seductive fruit tannins are a real feature. One of our favourite releases to date of the Yellow Hammer Hill, the wine is wonderfully bright.
Blend information: Shiraz 80%, Malbec 20%
Shiraz and Malbec were chosen as the varieties of choice due to their wonderful complimentary characteristics. The fruit-driven fullness of Shiraz and floral notes and wonderful texture of Malbec, lend themselves to a wine that is delightful when consumed in early years, and develops into a brooding complexity of spice and fruit after careful cellaring.
Matured in old oak hogsheads for 22 months, it has great length, an attractive herbal finish, and wonderful savouriness.
Drink now until 2024. 14.7% Alc.