FIELD OF MARS - Single Vineyard Range
Field of Mars Shiraz Block 1 2017
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: Pokolbin Hunter Valley
Vineyard: Keith Tulloch Field of Mars Vineyard
Vine Age: Vines planted in 1968
Block 1 is a mature low yielding vineyard delivering outstanding Shiraz, grown in deep clay soils, planted in 1968.
Colour: deep, dense, red and jet-black with a bright crimson rim.
Aroma: rich and complex, filling the glass with decadent black fruit power, dense cassis-like black cherry, lifted with juniper, sweet-currant and fresh quince, then heady hints of black pepper, clove, violet and mocha oak-spice.
Concentrated without being heavy, the palate captures mouth-filling blackberry power and depth, underpinned by gentle tannins which carry the momentum and deliver extra spiced layers of bramble and olive. This solid black fruit commands with terrific length, harmonising with French oak to amplify the volume and build a plush espresso-like crema onto the finish.
Drink: Now- 2035+
Limited Release – only 161 dozen made.
James Halliday 96 points
Alcohol: 14 %