2008 Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz


Despite the very short hot vintage, the 2008 Trial Hill Shiraz displays its usual violet hints and cooler Eden Valley heritage. Dark berry fruits, spice and savoury nuances are supported by lifted, smoky spicy vanillin oak. A great example of a full
- bodied cooler climate Shiraz.

  • Vintage: 2008
  • Region: Pewsey Vale, Eden Valley
  • Grape Varieties: Shiraz
  • Alcohol: 15.20%
  • Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L
  • pH: 3.5
  • Wine Maker: Ronald Brown

Tasting Notes

    James Halliday Rating
  • Colour: Strong colour.Deep garnet red with inky magenta hues.
  • Bouquet: Fruit driven, elegant, rather “shy” requiring decanting or opening well in advance. The wait is worthwhile – as the aromas fill the glass we are presented with layer after layer of complex spices, fruit, mulberry masking underlying darker savoury and exotic notes. “ The very complex aromas and flavours are a tribute to the site; the fruit is predominantly in the black spectrum, leavened by quality oak, fine, savoury tannins and hints of spice and licorice.” James Halliday.
  • Palate: Elegant and focused. Firm, fine velvety tannins characterize the palate resulting in great texture and structure. Dark berry fruits, spice and savoury nuances are supported by lifted, smoky , spicy vanill a oak to give a wine of great structure and elegance.
  • Vineyard & Vintage Comments: Maverick's� 1.6 hectare Trial Hill Shiraz vineyard is situated on a North - facing slope in Pewsey Vale high in the Eden Valley and is perfectly suited for the production of high quality cool climate Shiraz. The 2008 growing season was characterized by minimal rainfall (the vineyard was effectively dry farmed) and very high temperatures (the harvest was the hortest on record). This with our biodynamic viticulture produced outstanding fruit of unique purity and intensity, which was fermented in small, open top fermenters. After pressing, the wine was matured in new (50%) and conditioned (50%) French oak barriques for 18 months. The Maverick 2008 Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz was given 95 points by James Halliday in the 2013 Australian Wine Companion.

Food Pairing

Beef, lamb, game and strong cheese.

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