Our 3rd vintage release. Dark purple black, with a stunning silver surface. The nose of this wine is just incredible with its jubey musk stick aromas and just a hint of sandalwood. The impression on the palate is of a big rich linear attack with plenty of dark berry fruit concentration supported by medium toast Allier French oak. This full bodied single vineyard Shiraz is vinified and matured the same way as SWR but has a lot more power. The Pinnacle is all about ‘masculinity’ highlighting the ancient Barossa Shiraz clone. This is the best Pinnacle produced so far and needs time in the cellar. Drink 2016 – 2025.
"From a single vineyard planted in 1997 at an elevation of 400m, the highest of all the estate vineyards. Deep, vivid purple-crimson, it is medium to full-bodied, but elegant, not aggressive; spices are prominent on the bouquet and palate, the fruit and savoury tannins both attesting to the cooler growing conditions engendered by the higher elevation."
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015 Edition
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