2013
Shinas Estate
'The Executioner'
South Australia

2013
Shinas Estate
'The Executioner'
South Australia

‘Executioner’ is the Judge’s take on a ‘reserve’ wine. This is the fourth release of this hedonistic concoction. Made up of the oldest Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon plantings on the estate vineyard with a splash of Viognier. This is power, pure power. A wine of awesome splendor that is sure to please the palates of even the most discerning consumer. As the Judge has said, “it’s not for the fainthearted and if you drink a bottle of the Executioner and drive, you will surely come before the Judge.” Who needs ‘The Prisoner’ when you have ‘The Executioner?’

The grapes are picked on flavor at optimum ripeness, gently crushed and each parcel of fruit is fermented separately on skins for 5 to 7 days with controlled temperature to prevent rapid fermentation retaining fruit flavor. The finished wine is pressed off skins and stored in seasoned oak until it has gone through malolactic fermentation, racked and sulfured and further aged for 2 years before bottling.

The color is opaque and burgundy to brick red, suggesting a lot of extraction and a little maturity in barrel. The nose suggests softness and richness, with a loamy herbal aromas that developed into dark berries and mocha. The palate shows red cherry/berry fruit and a nice hit of spice. The weight of the wine is thick without being heavy. There is more structure to the 2013 compared to the 2012, more tannin and more grip.

  • Region: Mildura
  • Varietal: 55% Shiraz - 43% Cabernet Sauvignon - 2% Viognier
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Vineyard: Single Site in the Barossa (Shiraz/Viognier) - Single Site in Langhorne Creek (Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • Vine Age: 15 to 30 years old
  • Yield: 2 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Red Clay over Quartz (Barossa) - Alluvial Pebbles and Sand (Langhorne Creek)
  • pH: 3.4
  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • Oak: 33 months in seasoned French & American barriques
  • Production: 312 cases
Winery & Regional Information
MILDURA

The city of Mildura is based on the northwest corner of Victoria in the Riverland wine region, not far from the border of South Australia. Mildura is home to many Italian and Greek immigrants who came to Australia during the days of free passage just after the Second World War. Many of the immigrants brought with them a farming background... Learn More »

SHINAS ESTATE

MILDURA

Shinas Estate is situated in the northwest region of Victoria. This region is known for its Mediterranean-like climate, classic wines and great food. The first vines were planted in the region in 1886 and by 1898 vine planting commenced on the estate. With eight generations of grape gowing and wine producing experience, as well as George Shinas' passion for perfection, he draws on time honored traditions to produce premium hand crafted wine. Learn More »

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