2014 Reserve Shiraz $50

2014 Reserve Shiraz $50


This Reserve Shiraz is a true expression of our 1976 Block N, planted by our family in 1976. A deep Ruby red hue leads to aromas of glazed cherry and earth notes. The palate is medium bodied but with good concentration of black fruits, savoury tannins and great length. This Reserve Shiraz would benefit from cellaring and we recommend decanting before serving.

Reviews & Awards

93 POINTS  “A glorious deep purple you get intensity and ripeness and a freshness exuding from this slowly developing Shiraz. This wine says keeper all over it from beginning to end. Classic blackberries, spicy plums, cherries, fruit fruit and more fruit, not dense nor overly sweet indeed quite classy and elegant. A hint of earthiness and spice add to its complexity. A refined palate ensues with well integrated tannins, silky ones at that. The oak is there noticeable but not sticking out in any way…” Paul Ippolito, June 2019

92 POINTS “Although this wine is extremely savoury in its aromatic presentation, it has juicy sweet-fruit flavours on the palate. There are hints of raisin, dried cherry and currants, but also flecks of thyme and spice and background oak. It is a complex wine which benefits from air to reveal its true colours and harmonise the elements.” Toni Paterson MW, May 2019

91 POINTS  “… From vines planted in 1976, there’s no doubting the quality of the fruit. Aromas of sage, cloves, cedar, tilled black earth and dark chocolate all waltz around a core of dense plum and berry fruit. You get a sense it is leaving something in reserve before the cedar gathers some momentum through the mouth. Dense and persistent, that savoury edge comes courtesy of some wild bunch fermentation… Drink to ten years+”  QWINE, April 2019

5 STARS  “Jacob Stein displays his red-making skills in this deep purple, 14.5% alcohol, berry pastille-scented Robert Stein 2014 Reserve Shiraz. It shows intense blackcurrant front-palate flavour, middle-palate plum, spice, black pepper and savoury oak and a minty tannin finish.” Newcastle Herald, John Lewis, Aug 2019

“…It has benefitted from 5 years of maturation and yet will continue to mature and reward for a few more years. The fruit component, oak tannins, wild yeast influence are delightfully integrated and facilitate a smooth transition across the palate.
The varietal traits of red fruit, fine tannins & acid, vanillin oak all meld with undertones of smokiness and minerality to deliver a brroding, rich and sensual regional Shiraz of substance and longevity. A pleasure to enjoy now.” The Grape Hunter,Gilbert Labour, May 2019

“…this is a quality, premium wine designed to be drunk with a bit of age, expect some tannin (quite delicate but showy) and oak at this point in its youth. They are simply part of the structure of the wine and, at this adolescent part of its life, it’s doing very well considering. To be fair to it and yourself, give it some time in a decanter. Otherwise, may I suggest you buy some for your cellar. It will reward patience… more”   Words from a Wineglass, May 2019

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