In the glass the wine is beautifully restrained, with cured meat, lavender and purple petal notes. On the palate, it is luxurious and well defined, offering red cherry spice, Victoria plum and white pepper flavours. Meaty, spicy and unfiltered, this is very much a northern Rhône style, with clove and cracked pepper notes and a core of bramble and red berry sweetness.
Topiary's 10 hectares of Shiraz vineyards are state of the art, with drip irrigation, high density planting and virus free plant material. Just 3,500 bottles were produced in the 2014 vintage, Topiary choosing to concentrate only on the very finest barrels at their disposal.