One of our two wonderful new wines from our good buddies in O’Leary Walker, the Wyebo Shiraz comes from the a property at Oakbank in the Adelaide Hills known as Wyebo, purchased by Leo O’Leary (David’s Grandfather) back in 1912. The altitude and cool nights in the Adelaide Hills are ideal for slow and even ripening and produces wines with character and purity of fruit. Adelaide hills is fast becoming a super premium region in Australia thanks to the complex and layered wines produced there, and their great aging potential.
The 2008 Wyebo wine spent over two years in small French oak hogsheads which age between new, one and two-year old oak. Vibrant deep cherry red in colour, with red brick hues. Dominant blackberry and spice with hints of chocolate and cedar on the nose. With layers of textures on the palate, this classic cooler climate Shiraz, has tight but flavoursome blackberry and white pepper, mouth filling fruit, powerful and long with fine grain tannin and balanced acid. Serve with Moroccan Lamb served with spicy cous cous.