Bremerton Selkirk Shiraz – 2017
Grown in an active floodplain
90 pt (Halliday)
Blue Gold winner, Sydney Wine Competition
115 in stock
When Langhorne Creek isn’t underwater, the flat floodplain quietly produces some of Australia’s best shirazes. (Shiraz is the Australian name for syrah.) At the heart of Langhorne Creek, the Willson sisters eschew excess chemicals to make a shiraz called Selkirk, named after their grandfather’s ancestral home in Scotland. Their winery, Bremerton, has been in the family for over three decades now. Since 1997, family winemaker Rebecca Willson seeks the best possible fruit from various (including her own) Langhorne Creek vineyards to craft traditional wines. Lucy keeps the business end humming along.
The richness and dark plum of Selkirk reflect the incredibly rich soil. But don’t fear. In the nose, this wine is all pepper. In the mouth, it’s balanced with supple tannins (18 months in fine grain American oak), rich fruit and smoke.