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For the first 18 months after the Cudlee Creek bushfire, because nearly all our stock was destroyed in the fire, we had no wine of our own.

Two local wineries came to the rescue, one donated wine, the other sold it to us at cost. We called this wine ”hope!” because that is what it gave us.

In July 2021 our next step on our road to recovery has been the release of four wines in which we have had a hand in making.

2020 Tilbrook Estate "hope!" Reserve Shiraz

SKU 00111
AU$45.00
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The "hope!" label replaces the wine that was burnt and destroyed in the December 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfire. In Vintage 2020 we were lucky to get our hands on some ultra low yielding Shiraz from our grower in the Southern Adelaide Hills area of Kuitpo. Even though he didn't really have enough for us, he made some available so we could have a really good Shiraz for our range. We have always bought in Shiraz as we don't grow it, so this was a return to some form of normality for us. However, the winery is still in ruins so we had the wine made at a nearby winery to our "recipe".

This is a fantastic wine and I am very happy with it. Sadly there was only enough for a hogshead which means 30 odd cases in total were made. Get in quick or it will all run out. It's only available at the cellar door and mail order!

This tasting note is from a customer who was awe inspired by it:

"A glorious red, magenta, and crimson colour.

Nose: Earthy, pepper, dark cherry, sandalwood aromas. Later, Kalamata olives. I grow these, it is subtle but distinct, longer (sic) after the bottle is opened, a layer of toffee and caramel.

Taste: Dark Cherries, pepper, the syrup of blueberries made into a coulis, that blue and crimson sauce stuff on the side of the plate, and oh, leads into the wonderful taste of beef rump covered in 5 spices and both white and black pepper, roasted to pull apart perfection, the spices, the 5 spice and peppers, lasted through star anise, leading later to the chalky tannin and acid. Good enough to have now, and one can only imaging (sic) the wonders after it is aged for 5 years or more. .

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