Veritas Hanish Shiraz 1996
Shiraz Hanisch Vineyard’s perfume is reminiscent of some of the great Diamond Creek Cabernets of the mid and late-seventies. Scorched earth, creme de cassis, blackberry, licorice, and smoky aromas emerge from this dense purple-colored Shiraz. Opulent, rich, and full-bodied, with more forward fruit than the Heysen cuvee
The vines in the vineyard were pruned and trellised in November (Spring), and their long shoots needed to be trained along the trellis. This was a vigorous growing time for the vines, and leading up to this vintage, we saw some of them already producing the small bunches of inflorescences (flowers) that will eventually become fruit.