Patrick of Coonawarra 'Joanna' Shiraz 2013 ~ Coonawarra ~ South Australia
Qwine 92 points
96/100 - Huon Hooke 2018 (2012 vintage)
95/100 - James Halliday 2018 (2012 vintage)
SILVER - International Cool Climate Wine Show 2018 (2012 vintage)
SILVER - Limestone Coast Wine Show 2017 (2012 vintage)
SILVER - Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show 2017 (2012 vintage)
SILVER - Wine Showcase New Release Tasting 2017 (2012 vintage)
BEST IN CLASS - Winestate Magazine 'New Releases' July/ August 2017 (2012 vintage)
Qwine "Dense and generous......... A fab Shiraz from South Australia...There's plenty of interest courtesy of clove, dark chocolate, charred oak, licks of vanilla and fruit cake. Some more air to breathe and touches of cedar are prominent. A generous wine with smooth feels and a long finish - top stuff."
Winestate "A full-bodied maturing shiraz with a focus of plums, olives, sweetness and tarry notes."
The Winemaker - "Hints of dark chocolate and vanilla aromas greet you in the glass. This develops into dark berry fruits and concentrated plum fruits. The palate is full and luscious with good palate weight and a nice dusting of oak. The smooth but present tannin completes this wine with power and prestige. Will complex and age well over the next 10 years."
The wine was aged for 28 months in new American & Second Use French, tightly grained, barrels.
Patrick's of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernet is grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.
Coonawarra is the most important wine region within South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. .