Matured for 24 months in new French oak. Totally opaque black dark red colour with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Pronounced ripe blackberry, aniseed and dark plum aromas meld into vanillin oak, fennel and spice. Dark, rich and plush the palate is filled with ripe blackberry, aniseed and dark chocolate flavours which intermesh with prominent vanillin oak and spice. Velvet smooth tannins. Long aftertaste of dark chocolate, ripe blackberries, liquorice, vanillin oak and spice.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Rich, deep and meaningful, like many of the conversations and relationships formed while falling in love with Levrier wine making styles, my Argos Shiraz is matured in the finest French oak for 24 months then gently allowed to mature in bottle for another 24 months, creating the most generous, aromatic and deep flavoured sophisticated shiraz imaginable. I guarantee that my Argos Shiraz will exceed your expectations.
French word meaning ‘greyhound’, Lévrier are one of the oldest breed of dog appearing in ancient art and literature throughout history.
Originally bred as hunting dogs, these majestic animals are constant companions in my life and have been associated with royalty, warriors and noblemen for centuries.
‘The Odyssey’, written by Homer in 800 BC, mentions the legend of Argos, a faithful greyhound waiting for his master Odysseus to return after 20 years fighting the Trojans, When he finally does return home, he disguises himself as a beggar and the only one to recognise him was his loyal greyhound Argos.
Personally selected single vineyard fruit from dedicated Barossa and Eden Valley growers, matured for 24 months in specific new French oak barrels and bottle aged for a minimum of 12 months before release.