Matilda’s Ghost Shiraz

Matilda’s Ghost Shiraz

Matilda’s Ghost is a tribute to the Australian spirit, as recounted in the bush ballad “Waltzing Matilda” by Banjo Paterson. The song narrates the story of that iconic Australian Larrikin, “The Swagman”, who, having stolen a jumbuck (a crime punishable by hanging), is discovered camped by a billabong by the sheep’s owner and three policeman. Rather than be captured and face an acrimonious death, he jumped into the water and drowned himself. Legend has it that his ghost still haunts the site to this day.

VINTAGE

2014

ALCOHOL

14%

REGION/S

Barossa Valley

GRAPE VARIETIES

Shiraz (100%)

COLOUR

Deep dark red with inky purple hue

BOUQUET

Lifted spicy concentrated crimson fruit, genuine cocoa & mocha oak

PALATE

Deep set and tightly grained chocolate oak, stewed plums, currants and black cherries. Earthy savoury notes and upfront black pepper typical of Barossa Valley Shiraz. Rich spices, cloves and cinnamon are entrenched into this Australian born hero. Tannins maintains the body intensity and longevity

CELLARING

Can be enjoyed upon release but will benefit from careful cellaring

FOOD MATCH

Perfect match with richly flavoured meats, game or mature cheddars

AWARDS

Gold Medal - 2016 China Wine & Spirits Awards
Bronze Medal - 2016 International Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal - 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competiton
Gold Medal - 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards
Silver Medal - 2015 Wine Showcase Awards

2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards - Gold Medal, 2015 Wine Showcase Awards - Silver Medal

Previous Awards for 2009 vintage: Silver Award, 2102 New York World Wine &
Spirits Competition; Bronze Award, Excellence Acheived in Beverage; 2012 IBEC International
Beverages Exposition and Competition; Bronze Award, 2012 International Wine
and Spirits Competition