2013 'Victoria'


2013 'Victoria'


2013 may be remembered as one of the best vintages in Canberra with a warm summer and a dry autumn giving ideal ripening conditions - however when we left a parcel of Shiraz on the vine to finish ripening, we underestimated how fast things were still moving.

The resulting grapes were very ripe both in flavour and sugar levels, and it seemed the wine had already decided its own fate. This Shiraz was fortified with brandy spirit to 18.5% and is our take on the classic style; rich, ripe red fruits and spice lead a boisterous palate with fine tannins and beguiling sweetness. 
We expect this wine (like all Vintage Fortifieds) to cellar for decades (and decades!) to come - and partner perfectly with heavy desserts such as Christmas pudding or blue cheese.

This wine was named for Victoria ('Tory'), the youngest of the Lark Hill family, born in the same year.

500ml | 18.5% | 7.3 STD drinks

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A once-in-a-lifetime wine from the warm and dry 2013 vintage, this has a rich and ripe red plum essence nose that delivers a very youthful, purely fruited fortified. The palate has a very deeply succulent dark plum, chocolate and darkly roasted spice flavor profile, plus mocha too. Beautifully balanced, this will age very very well. Elegant. Drink in 2025.
— 93 Points; Nick Stock @ JamesSuckling.com